What is entropy?

Duration: 
00 hours 05 mins

There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It’s entropy, and it’s notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course on entropy.

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Here is a thought for guided discussion.

Your household kitchen is full of examples of both increasing and decreasing entropy. Think of three examples and share them.

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