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Degeneracy

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:48 pm
by Madelyn Cearlock
Can someone please explain the concept and how to determine degeneracy?

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:53 pm
by Meachelle_Lum_1I
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:03 pm
by Amy Dinh 1A
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

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:22 pm
by Sophia Ding 1B
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:40 pm
by 805087225
Degeneracy is determined as the number of atoms involved raised to the power of possible states.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:50 pm
by Nicolette_Canlian_2L
is there a relationship between degeneracy and entropy?

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:46 am
by 904914909
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.