Entropy

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Entropy (S) measures the total amount of disorder in a system, as the disorder increases the entropy also increases. [1]

A formula to determine the change in entropy (ΔS) is as follows:

ΔS = h/T  where h= the heat that is transferred to the surroundings and T= temperature [2]

References

  1. B. Alberts et al (2008) Molecular biology of the cell, 5th edition, New York, Garland Science page 67
  2. B. Alberts et al (2008), Molecular biology of the cell, 5th edition, New York, Garland Science, page 119
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