Entropy and complexity

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Payton Kammerer 2B
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Entropy and complexity

Postby Payton Kammerer 2B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:54 pm

Why do larger, more complex molecules have greater standard entropies than small, simple ones? Mass and standard entropies are inversely related? Which one weighs out over the other?

Indy Bui 1l
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Re: Entropy and complexity

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:58 pm

Larger molecules have more entropy, due to them containing more bonds and therefore more ways of orientation. I believe that standard entropy increases with increasing mass

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Re: Entropy and complexity

Postby preyasikumar_2L » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:15 pm

Larger, more complex molecules would have more atoms in the molecule. This means that there are more electrons floating around which can result in more intermolecular forces between them and other species nearby. All the atoms would require more bonds to keep everything held together, and thus result in greater intramolecular forces as well, along with more orientations for the molecule.

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