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Equipartition Theorem

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:22 pm
by Yea Eun Lee 1H
How come we don't consider the contribution of vibrational energy when calculating the molar internal energy (Um)?

Re: Equipartition Theorem

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:48 pm
by Elizabeth Ignacio 1C
We usually don't consider vibrational energy because most molecules don't vibrate under standard conditions.

Re: Equipartition Theorem

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:55 pm
by Yang Chen 2E
What is the equipartition theorem by the way?

Re: Equipartition Theorem

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:37 am
by Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
Do we have to know this theorem for the midterm? I do not think Dr. Lavelle discussed it in very much detail in lecture.