Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

What does third law of thermodynamics state ?

Tags: science, politics & government, law & legal
Asked by truth exposed, 09 Jan '13 01:12 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (3)

1.

The Third Law of Thermodynamics is the lesser known of the three major thermodynamic laws. Together, these laws help form the foundations of modern science. The laws of thermodynamics are absolute physical laws - everything in the observable universe is subject to them. Like time or gravity, nothing in the universe is exempt from these laws. In its simplest form, the Third Law of Thermodynamics relates the entropy (randomness) of matter to its absolute temperature.

The Third Law of Thermodynamics refers to a state known as "absolute zero." This is the bottom point on the Kelvin temperature scale. The Kelvin scale is absolute, meaning 0 Kelvin is mathematically the lowest possible temperature in the universe.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 09 Jan '13 01:32 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
 
2.

As a system approaches absolute zero, all processes cease and the entropy of the system approaches a minimum value."

"it is impossible by any procedure, no matter how idealised, to reduce any system to the absolute zero of temperature in a finite number of operations".

Lewis (of Lewis acids and bases fame) and Merle Randall phrased it as
"If the entropy of each element in some (perfect) crystalline state be taken as zero at the absolute zero of temperature, every substance has a finite positive entropy; but at the absolute zero of temperature the entropy may become zero, and does so become in the case of perfect crystalline substances."
Source: Answers
Answered by jameel ahmed, 09 Jan '13 01:14 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

If too many q from exposed , then due to heat they will explode
Answered by Gernal Singh, 09 Jan '13 01:13 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (2)
Not Useful
 (1)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining