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ERIC Number: EJ936763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Entropy: Order or Information
Ben-Naim, Arieh
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n5 p594-596 May 2011
Changes in entropy can "sometimes" be interpreted in terms of changes in disorder. On the other hand, changes in entropy can "always" be interpreted in terms of changes in Shannon's measure of information. Mixing and demixing processes are used to highlight the pitfalls in the association of entropy with disorder. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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