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n. pl. en·tro·pies
1. Symbol S For a closed thermodynamic system, a quantitative measure of the amount of thermal energy not available to do work.
2. A measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system.
3. A measure of the loss of information in a transmitted message.
4. The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity.
5. Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society.

[German Entropie : Greek en-, in; see en-2 + Greek tropē, transformation; see trep- in Indo-European roots.]

en·tro′pic (ĕn-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk) adj.
en·tro′pi·cal·ly adv.
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(General Physics) in an entropic manner
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As the stretched conformation of a polymer is the entropically least favored, reaching a completely stretched conformation is unlikely, as the force balance between the entropic spring forces - leading to a coiling up of the polymer segments - and the hydrostatic pressure of the water diffusing into the gels finds its equilibrium somewhat before complete stretch for the higher crosslinker concentration.
Such entropically unfavorable process is compensated by the enthalpy gained due to the interaction between polymer and nanoparticle.
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In Figure 1, a network-like architecture can be seen resulting from crosslinked net points (the black dots); the switch segment (the grey cube) connects them entropically to form a given macroscopic shape [8].
In these experiments, [Ag.sub.2]S QDs-HSA complexes underwent both negative enthalpy changes ([DELTA][H.sup.[theta]]) and positive entropy changes ([DELTA][S.sup.[theta]]) (Table 2), demonstrating that the binding interactions are entropically driven.
Instead of entropically expanding and drifting as various forces activate it, this work, whose striated colors bring to mind a piece of candy, features three superimposed blocks of colored glass compressed into a cube.
They reported using ITC, that the interaction was driven entropically, characterized by a slightly favorable binding enthalpy and a highly favorable entropie contribution.
Entropy decreased with the increment in drying temperature, indicating an increase in the order of the system, which is entropically unfavorable.
The self-assembly of monomers is an entropically favourable process and this happens above the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the micelles.
In other words, macromolecules restrict the available molecular space by their mutual impenetrability and repulsive interactions (termed as excluded volume effect) and thus entropically stabilize proteins by favoring the more compact conformations of the protein.