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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Work equations

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:29 pm

What is the difference between the capital W and lowercase w on the equation sheet?

JacobHershenhouse3G
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Re: Work equations

Postby JacobHershenhouse3G » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Big difference! w is representative of work, while W represents degeneracy. They are each used in various equaitons we've looked at in class; work is more related to energy, while degeneracy is closely tied to entropy. Hope this helps! :)

Sophie Roberts 1E
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Re: Work equations

Postby Sophie Roberts 1E » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:27 pm

hi miriam! They both represent different things.. the lowercase w is to calculate work done on the system which is used for reversible and irreversible reactions. While, the capital W represents degeneracy, so it used to calculate residual entropy.


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