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comment Why the dissolution of hydrophobic compounds decreases the entropy of water molecules in the vicinity of the solute?
So you're saying that some very strongly polar hydrophiles can decrease the entropy of water molecules in their vicinity even more than hydrophobic compounds? That's more in accordance with my intuition...
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comment Why the dissolution of hydrophobic compounds decreases the entropy of water molecules in the vicinity of the solute?
I want to understand the physical mechanism behind the entropy increase of dissolving a nonpolar compound in water. I think that's more suited to Physics.SE.
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comment Why the dissolution of hydrophobic compounds decreases the entropy of water molecules in the vicinity of the solute?
@SatwikPasani I read it. Thanks for pointing it out, but it is not a duplicate. Actually, if you read the answer given there, it seems to support my intuition that hydrophilic compounds attach to water molecules, reducing their freedom and thus decreasing entropy. However, my question is why the decrease in entropy associated with the water molecules in the vicinity of an hydrophobic compound is greater.
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accepted What is the “direction” of the transition dipole moment? (Understanding Eq. 9.29, Charge and Energy Transfer 3rd Ed, May & Kuhn)
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comment What is the “direction” of the transition dipole moment? (Understanding Eq. 9.29, Charge and Energy Transfer 3rd Ed, May & Kuhn)
+1 Thanks! Very thorough answer.
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accepted How long does it take for a chemostat to reach equilibrium?
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comment How long does it take for a chemostat to reach equilibrium?
@ColinMcFaul It's a simple set of equations describing an aspect of the real world. I'm not interested in any rigorous mathematics. You can see the chemostat as a complex system, which can be seen as a topic inside physics. Many universities have a complex systems group inside their physics departments. Also, Szilard, one of the creators of the chemostat, was a physisist. That's why I don't think this question is off-topic here.
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