entropy


entropy
A thermodynamic state function, symbol S, that equals the reversible heatEnergy transferred as a result of a temperature difference; a form of energy stored in the movement of atomic-sized particles. energyA system's capacity to do work. transfer divided by temperatureA physical property that indicates whether one object can transfer thermal energy to another object.; higher entropyA thermodynamic state function, symbol S, that equals the reversible heat energy transfer divided by temperature; higher entropy corresponds to greater dispersal of energy on the molecular scale. See also standard entropy. corresponds to greater dispersal of energy on the molecular scale. See also standard entropyThe entropy of one mole of an element or compound at a given temperature and standard pressure (1 bar)..