#### How are energy and changes of state related?

Energy in a body of water can be gained or lost depending on conditions. When water is heated above a certain temperature steam is generated. The increase in heat energy creates a higher level of disorder in the water molecules as they boil off and leave the liquid.

### Changes of State and Free Energy

At the temperature at which a change of state occurs, the two states are in equilibrium with one another. For an ice-water system, equilibrium takes place at 0°C, so \begin{align*}\Delta G°^\circ\end{align*}

\begin{align*}\Delta G & = 0 = \Delta H - T \Delta S\\
\Delta S_{\text{fus}} & = \frac{\Delta H_{\text{fus}}}{T_{\text{f}}} = \frac{6.01 \text{ kJ/mol}}{273 \text{ K}} = 0.0220 \text{ kJ/K} \cdot \text{mol} = 22.0 \text{ J/K} \cdot \text{mol}\end{align*}

The entropy change is positive as the solid state changes into the liquid state. If the transition went from the liquid to the solid state, the numerical value for \begin{align*}\Delta S\end{align*}

A similar calculation can be performed for the vaporization of liquid to gas. In this case we would use the molar heat of vaporization. This value would be 40.79 kJ/mol. The \begin{align*}\Delta S_{\text{vap}}\end{align*}

\begin{align*}\Delta S = \frac{40.79 \text{ kJ/mol}}{373 \text{ K}} = 0.1094 \text{ kJ/K} \cdot \text{mol} = 109.4 \text{ J/K} \cdot \text{mol}\end{align*}

The value is positive, again reflecting the increase in disorder going from liquid to vapor. Condensation from vapor to liquid would give a negative value for \begin{align*}\Delta S\end{align*}

#### Summary

- Calculations are shown for determining entropy changes at transition temperatures (ice → water or water → vapor and reverse).

#### Practice

*Questions*

Read the material on the link below and answer the following questions:

http://www.everyscience.com/Chemistry/Physical/Entropy/f.1311.php

- Is the transfer of heat reversible or irreversible at the transition temperature?
- If the phase transition is exothermic, is the entropy change positive or negative?
- What is Trouton’s Rule?

#### Review

*Questions*

- What precautions need to be taken in selecting a value for \begin{align*}\Delta H\end{align*}
ΔH ? - Why is temperature selection important?
- Why would the entropy of vaporization be so much larger than the entropy of fusion?