Entropy Definition  [ENDORSED]


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Katelyn 2E
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Entropy Definition

Postby Katelyn 2E » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:27 am

In class, Dr. Lavelle avoided using the word "disorder" to describe entropy but the book consistently uses it. How would we define/what was Dr. Lavelle's definition of entropy without using "disorder"?

Joshua Xian 1D
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Re: Entropy Definition

Postby Joshua Xian 1D » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:20 am

You can think of entropy as energy dispersion or degeneracy.

Scott Chin_1E
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Re: Entropy Definition  [ENDORSED]

Postby Scott Chin_1E » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:20 am

We can do this by using Degeneracy and as well as the fact that states of matter can “occupy” more positions when that matter has more entropy. For example, a substance in the gas phase has more entropy and thus can occupy more “positions” than a substance in the solid phase.

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