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I have a conceptual question about entropy. I understand perfectly why mathematically the units of entropy are energy per temperature (SI: J / K). However, I would like to better understand the significance of these units.

For example, the SI units for speed/velocity are m / s. Conceptually, this means that a particle with a speed of 3 m/s will travel 3 meters during an elapsed time of 1 second. By this same reasoning, what does it mean for entropy to have units of J / K? If the temperature increases by 1 K, what is the energy that is changing?

Thank you!