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Katie Bart 1I
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Postby Katie Bart 1I » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:36 pm

What exactly is a microstate?

Ronak Naik
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Re: microstates

Postby Ronak Naik » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:40 pm

A compound can take many forms in which the atoms can have different placements. Each of the different positions the atoms can take makes up different microstates which all have the same energy.

Altamash Mahsud 1I
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Re: microstates

Postby Altamash Mahsud 1I » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:35 pm

A microstate is simply the one of the different possible arrangements of molecules in a system at any different instant, all with the same energies.

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Re: microstates

Postby Emily Burghart 1k » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:52 pm

Because the different micro states all have the same energies, is there any instance we would have to use a micro state in an equation and specify the one we are using?

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