Degeneracy


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Ryan Neis 2L
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Degeneracy

Postby Ryan Neis 2L » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:16 am

I'm having trouble with conceptually understanding what degeneracy is

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:18 am

Hi, Ryan,
Degeneracy means that you have the same energy. For example, degenerate orbitals means that two orbitals have the exact same energy.
Two microstates are degenerate if they are of equal energy as well.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Lindsay H 2B » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:55 pm

How does the number of available positions relate to energy?

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Susie Lee 2I » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:09 pm

Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state. Also, entropy increases dramatically depending on the number of systems.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Michael Cheng 1C » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:58 pm

Does degeneracy have any relation to the spontaneity of a reaction?


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