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Shuffled Cards, Messy Desks, and Disorderly Dorm Rooms - Examples of Entropy Increase? Nonsense!

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Cite this: J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 10, 1385
Publication Date (Web):October 1, 1999
https://doi.org/10.1021/ed076p1385

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    Abstract

    Simply changing the location of everyday macro objects from an arrangement that we commonly judge as orderly to one that appears disorderly is a "zero change" in the thermodynamic entropy of the objects because the number of accessible energetic microstates in any of them has not been changed.

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