# MCQs on Entropy

MCQs on Entropy

1. For spontaneous adsorption of gas

(a) ΔS is negative so ΔH should be highly positive

(b) ΔS is negative so ΔH should be highly negative

(c) ΔS is positive so ΔH should also be highly positive

(d) ΔS is positive so ΔH should be negative

1. For which of the following conditions a reaction will be spontaneous at all the temperature?

(a) ΔH < 0 and ΔS < 0

(b) ΔH < 0 and ΔS = 0

(c) ΔH < 0 and ΔS > 0

(d) both (b) and (c)

1. At which of the following temperatures the reaction C(graphite) + CO2 (g) → 2CO(g) will occur spontaneously if ΔH = 170 kJ and ΔS = 170 J K-1?

(a) 710 K

(b) 1110 K

(c) 910 K

(d) 510 K

1. At which of the following temperatures the reaction Br2 (l) + Cl2 (g) → 2BrCl(g) will be at equilibrium if ΔH = 30 kJ mol-1 and ΔS = 170 J K-1 mol-1?

(a) 450 K

(b) 300 K

(c) 273 K

(d) 285.7 K

1. Which of the following is the correct criteria for a spontaneous process?

(a) ΔSsystem – ΔSsurroundings > 0

(b) ΔSsurroundings > 0 only

(c) ΔSsystem + ΔSsurroundings > 0

(d) ΔSsystem > 0 only

1. What is the unit of entropy?

(a) J mol-1

(b) J K mol-1

(c) J-1 K-1 mol-1

(d) J K-1 mol-1

1. For a spontaneous reaction

(a) ΔS must be negative

(b) (ΔH – TΔS) must be negative

(c) ΔH must be negative

(d) (ΔH + TΔS) must be negative

1. Which of the following is true for the entropy of an isolated system?

(a) It can never increase

(b) It can never decrease

(c) It can never be zero

(d) None of the above

1. Which of the following is correct for the net entropy change in an irreversible process?

(a) It is positive

(b) It is negative

(c) It is zero

(d) All of the above

1. Calculate ΔG for the reaction X2O4 (l) → 2XO2 (g) if ΔU = 2.1 kcal and ΔS = 20 cal K-1 at 300°K.

(a) – 9.3 kcal

(b) – 2.7 kcal

(c) 2.7 kcal

(d) 9.3 kcal