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ERIC Number: EJ1174748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
An Accessible Approach to Understanding Entropy and Change
Johnson, Philip
School Science Review, v99 n368 p69-76 Mar 2018
This article challenges the notion that entropy is something to be avoided. A line of argument is presented that is accessible to those not having specialist knowledge and that offers a new perspective to those more familiar with the concept. It shows that temperature is better understood by addressing entropy. Entropy change diagrams are introduced, which enable a deeper and more complete understanding of changes of state, solubility and chemical change than is customary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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