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Sofia Ban
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Larger S

Postby Sofia Ban » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:07 pm

For question 4G.5, how would you calculate the entropy value for the cis molecule? I still don't quite understand how to draw this out and determine the degeneracy value...

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Re: Larger S

Postby Ariel Davydov 1C » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:28 pm

In this question you don’t necessarily have to calculate the degeneracy and entropy of each separate molecule; you can compare them contextually. In the trans molecule, you can see that there are much fewer positions the blue atoms can take (only among the X axis) compared to in the cis molecule, where it can be positioned among both the X and Y axes.

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