Microstates

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DanielleNario1A
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Microstates

Postby DanielleNario1A » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:08 pm

How are microstates relevant in calculations of entropy?

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Re: Microstates

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:27 pm

The microstates are relevant for the equation ΔS=kblnW—they are used to calculate W (the degeneracy). This equation is mainly used to find residual entropy (so like when the system is at 0K and there is no movement; there can still be entropy based on the number of microstates).

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Re: Microstates

Postby AlyssaBei_1F » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:30 pm

micro states to the power of molecules are W in the equation s=kblnW

Krista Mercado 1B
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Re: Microstates

Postby Krista Mercado 1B » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:40 am

The equation to find entropy is S=kblnW, where W=(# of microstates)^(# of molecules)

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Re: Microstates

Postby JadeSebti1L » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 am

Microstates are the possible number of same energy configurations of a set of molecules. Because it is a statistical calculation of entropy, you put it to the power of the number of molecules you are handling in a certain problem.

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Re: Microstates

Postby JadeSebti1L » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:34 am

Microstates are the possible number of same energy configurations of a set of molecules. Because it is a statistical calculation of entropy, you put it to the power of the number of molecules you are handling in a certain problem.

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Re: Microstates

Postby Fanny Lee 2K » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:44 am

You must take an account that microstates must occur within the same energy in order to calculate entropy.

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Re: Microstates

Postby Danielle_Gallandt3I » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:01 pm

Microstates are used when calculating the degeneracy (W) value when you are finding the statistical entropy. Additionally, if you are comparing to molecules, if one has more microstates it is very likely it will have a greater level of entropy.


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