What is an example of entropy? What is an example of enthalpy?

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Aug 20, 2017

An example of entropy is the steady deterioration of the universe moving toward an irreversible heat death. An example of enthalpy is the burning of a hydrocarbon releasing heat.


entropy is an increase in disorder. Highly structured systems are not stable and the natural movement is to disorder and less structure.

Enthalpy is the release of heat energy or kinetic energy. Most spontaneous reactions are exothermic, they release heat or enthalpy.