The Real Nature Of Enthalpy & Entropy

I used to imagine enthalpy & entropy as the (un)usable energy of gas molecules that vibrate. But now I feel the real picture is more spiritual than that. I got that feeling while learning hydrolysis of ATP. It just releases usable energy, (just like that) to macromolecules which are too huge to be vibrating like we think about gas molecules. It doesn’t seem like vibrations are getting transferred. WTF is energy?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s