• Entropy is a measure of the degree of randomness or disorder of a system.
  • Entropy is an easy concept to understand when thinking about everyday situations.
  • The entropy of a room that has been recently cleaned and organized is low.
  • As time goes by, it likely will become more disordered and thus its entropy will increase.Chemical reactions also tend to proceed in such a way as to increase the total entropy of the system.
  • How can you tell if a reaction shows an increase or a decrease in entropy?
  • The molecular state of the reactants and products provide certain clues.
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