The Nature of Entropy

  • Michael E. Starzak


Entropy is different from conserved energies and system variables like T and V that can be measured in the laboratory. However, the product TS has units of energy which suggests that entropy produced in an irreversible process also produces energy. Both the entropy S and the product TS are related to the randomness of the system. The connection between randomness and both entropy and energy is one of the more interesting concepts in thermodynamics. Its physical meaning can be approached probabilistically


Entropy Change Perfect Crystal Total Entropy Absolute Zero High Energy Particle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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