Entropy and Degeneracy


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Rita Tran 2B
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Entropy and Degeneracy

Postby Rita Tran 2B » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:25 pm

Degeneracy is directly related to entropy, but what does that mean? What is the relationship and difference between entropy and degeneracy? Also, entropy is described as a property, but I am unclear as to what entropy is. Can I please get an explanation?

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Re: Entropy and Degeneracy

Postby KaylaH » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:26 am

Entropy is the measure how much the energy of atoms and molecules become continuously more spread out in a process and can be defined in terms of thermodynamic quantities. This relates to degeneracy because low entropy means little disorder and high entropy means great disorder. Entropy is also a state property.

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