Degeneracy and Entropy


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Sophia Bozone 2G
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Degeneracy and Entropy

Postby Sophia Bozone 2G » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:11 pm

I am still unsure as to what exactly degeneracy is, and how degeneracy is related to entropy.

Samantha Kan 2L
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Re: Degeneracy and Entropy

Postby Samantha Kan 2L » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:20 pm

Degeneracy refers to the number of different states energy can be contained in. The more states (higher degeneracy), the higher the entropy, because there is more randomness.

Manasvi Paudel 1A
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Re: Degeneracy and Entropy

Postby Manasvi Paudel 1A » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 pm

Degeneracy is the different number of ways that energy can exist. There is a direct relationship between entropy and the degree of degeneracy, meaning that if there is a high degree of degeneracy, there will be more entropy because there are more configurations of energy to be in.

Eli Aminpour 2K
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Re: Degeneracy and Entropy

Postby Eli Aminpour 2K » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:22 pm

Degeneracy is a property that is extremely difficult to measure in a lab, so often the CHANGE in degeneracy is measured. it can be increased moles of a substance or volume of a gas


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