The title pretty much sums up what I am not comprehending. At about the time when atoms stopped forming I am asked to accept that this initial state of the universe was at an exceedingly low state of entropy.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Apparently it is due to the immense gravitational force. However my understanding so far of entropy is that one can change bits around without it affecting the general disorder.

So even with this large gravitational field, we still have a universe which at that time would be an homogenous soup of H and He. I do not see how suddenly this homogenous plasma which is as disordered as an homogenous box of H and He gas would be at room temp can survive the general definition of entropy.

Is it that the definition of high entropy given above is wrong. Or is it that gravity is the opposite of entropy? Is the relationship between gravity and entropy analogous to the relationship between kinetic and potential energy?

thx

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