## microstates

$\Delta S = \frac{q_{rev}}{T}$

Katie Bart 1I
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### microstates

What exactly is a microstate?

Ronak Naik
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### Re: microstates

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

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

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?