The lecture by Simon Lindner from Medical University Vienna will take place at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.
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Entropy is one of the most important concepts in thermodynamics and statistical physics. Boltzmann defined it as the logarithm of state multiplicity. The multiplicity is typically described by multinomial factors leading to the exponential growth of the sample space. In the chemical reaction we have free particles and molecules that are created from these particles. This leads to a super-exponential multiplicity. The typical approach to modelling the chemical reaction is through the grand canonical ensemble with several particle reservoirs such that the number of particles is conserved in average. However, it is possible to model the chemical reactions more correctly by properly counting the multiplicity of the emerging molecule states. This will be demonstrated on the basis of the example given by Jensen et al.  called the Magnetic coin model.