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anonymous
 one year ago
Your friend says that the second law of thermodynamics can't be true because life itself is a highly ordered system that wouldn't exist if everything tended to maximum entropy. What is your friend forgetting about life on the earth?
A. Living things start out disordered and then increase in entropy.
B. Living things start out ordered and then increase in entropy.
C. The earth is not a closed system, and energy enters it as sunlight.
D. The earth is a closed system, and thus the environment is at maximum entropy.
**Not sure at all! :( Thank you!
anonymous
 one year ago
Your friend says that the second law of thermodynamics can't be true because life itself is a highly ordered system that wouldn't exist if everything tended to maximum entropy. What is your friend forgetting about life on the earth? A. Living things start out disordered and then increase in entropy. B. Living things start out ordered and then increase in entropy. C. The earth is not a closed system, and energy enters it as sunlight. D. The earth is a closed system, and thus the environment is at maximum entropy. **Not sure at all! :( Thank you!

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JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0have you got a source for the second law of thermo?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think so... that entropy will always increase over time?

JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that's only part of it

JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because the second law of thermo specifically mentions what kind of system applies

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh okay... ermm heat and energy? :/

JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the second law of thermo applies \(only\) to a closed system

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhhh okay i see :) does that mean for this problem, they are looking for choice D? :/

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think that earth is not a closed system, whereas Universe, as we know it, is a closed system

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh i am confused then.. which choice would be most appropriate? :/

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ooh okay!! thank you:D
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