Boltzmann's Equation in relation to temperature


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Justin Lau 1D
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Boltzmann's Equation in relation to temperature

Postby Justin Lau 1D » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:56 am

Does Boltzmann's equation account for entropy increase/decrease due to temperature? The only factor it has is microstates, so does that mean a molecule has the same entropy value a two different temperatures?

Austin Ho 1E
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Re: Boltzmann's Equation in relation to temperature

Postby Austin Ho 1E » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:13 am

I believe that Boltzmann's Equation is used to find the residual positional entropy when the substance is at 0 Kelvin already.

Jingyi Li 2C
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Re: Boltzmann's Equation in relation to temperature

Postby Jingyi Li 2C » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:37 am

The only factor in Boltzmann's entropy equation is microstate. In order for the arrangements of particles to give rise to the same total energy, the temperature has to be constant.

Eli Aminpour 2K
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Re: Boltzmann's Equation in relation to temperature

Postby Eli Aminpour 2K » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:00 pm

Boltzmann's equation works when the change in internal energy of the system is 0. So, if you were to change temperature, that would change the internal energy. What is possible though to find the entropy at two different energies and subtract them from eachother

Varsha Sivaganesh 1A
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Re: Boltzmann's Equation in relation to temperature

Postby Varsha Sivaganesh 1A » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:38 pm

I think Boltzmann's equation ignores thermal entropy altogether.


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