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If distilled water is used as a dielectric between capacitive plates coated with teflon tape then; is work done on the water by an external electric circuit to turn its molecules into alignment with the electric field from an electric potential on the plates? Does this cause heat in the water? or does the water get cooler due to a decrease in entropy since its molecules become less random in the electric field? Where does the energy come from to turn the molecules or should I say, where does the energy go when the molecules lose entropy from turning into alignment with the plates?
Re: Is there kind of like a magnetocaloric effect in water dielectric?
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