# Why does ATP has a lower entropy than ADP

I was confused about why ATP has a lower entropy than ADP when ATP has 1 more phosphate group. According to https://chem.libretexts.org/Textbook_Maps/Biological_Chemistry/Metabolism/ATP%2F%2FADP#Why_is_ATP_hydrolysis_an_exergonic_reaction.3F It states that

The entropy, which is the level of disorder, of ADP is greater than that of ATP. Therefore, due to thermodynamics, the reaction spontaneously occurs because it wants to be at a higher entropy level. Also, the Gibbs' free energy of ATP is higher than that of ADP. Naturally, molecules want to be at a lower energy state, so equilibrium is shifted towards ADP.

Can someone please explain to me why does ATP has a lower entropy than ADP?

• It doesn't . – Mithoron Oct 4 '18 at 23:20

$$\ce{ATP -> ADP + P_{i} }$$