## Degeneracy [ENDORSED]

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Abigail Urbina 1K
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### Degeneracy

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

Matthew 1C
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### Re: Degeneracy

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]

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.