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Degeneracy and Entropy

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:11 pm
by Sophia Bozone 2G
I am still unsure as to what exactly degeneracy is, and how degeneracy is related to entropy.

Re: Degeneracy and Entropy

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:20 pm
by Samantha Kan 2L
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.

Re: Degeneracy and Entropy

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 pm
by Manasvi Paudel 1A
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.

Re: Degeneracy and Entropy

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:22 pm
by Eli Aminpour 2K
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