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This introductory physical chemistry course examines the connections between molecular properties and the behavior of macroscopic chemical systems.

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Nov 28, 2018 · agumonkey on Battling Entropy
I'm trying to learn all this, I have the same issue. So far my best interpretation is that order means energy-transfering organization, a solid is ordered, a gaz is not. It's not to be seen as complex vs simple, a machine is more complex than a bunch of cold molecules, but it's would be less chaotic in that sense.

Another definition is the number of possible microstates that can be reached. A cold universe of evenly distributed particles would be the upper limit of these microstates.

ps: coursera just started this

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