Degeneracy  [ENDORSED]


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Abigail Urbina 1K
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Postby Abigail Urbina 1K » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:57 pm

Can someone explain/clarify what exactly degeneracy is and what its overall importance is?

Matthew 1C
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:00 pm

Degeneracy is the number of ways of chivying a given energy state, and degeneracy's relation to entropy is found in the Boltzmann equation of S=kblnW, in which the number of microstates, or degeneracy, is W

Leah Thomas 2E
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Re: Degeneracy  [ENDORSED]

Postby Leah Thomas 2E » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:14 pm

Degeneracy is also a way to measure entropy that is the greater the degeneracy, or amount of ways to rearrange a molecule, the higher the entropy.

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