## Degeneracy

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

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### Degeneracy

Can someone please explain the concept and how to determine degeneracy?

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### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy(W) is defined as the number of possible ways a system can exist in a specific energy state. It is determined by the number of possible states, raised to the number of particles involved. For example, two particles A and B have two possible states. Thus 2 states and 2 particles is 2^2, and W=4. This makes degeneracy an extensive property because it depends on the size (Number of particles) of the system.

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### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy, W, is the number of possible ways of achieving a given energy state.
It is determined on the number of particles and the number of arrangements.
For example if N particles and each particle can be in one of two states:
W = 2^N

Sophia Ding 1B
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### Re: Degeneracy

As others previous have said, degeneracy is the number of possible ways a system can exist in a given/specific energy state. So W, degeneracy, = (number of states) ^ number of particles.

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### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy is determined as the number of atoms involved raised to the power of possible states.

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### Re: Degeneracy

is there a relationship between degeneracy and entropy?

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### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy is the number of possible states that atoms can exist in and it is related to entropy because the higher the degeneracy the more potential for disorder and higher entropy.

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