## Microstates

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

DanielleNario1A
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### Microstates

How are microstates relevant in calculations of entropy?

marisaimbroane1J
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### Re: Microstates

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

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

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### Re: Microstates

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

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### Re: Microstates

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

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

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

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### Re: Microstates

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.