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Microstates

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:31 pm
by Shannon Asay 1C
Are micro states always dependent on the number of bonds? Would we have to calculate the entropy of more complex molecules?

Re: Microstates

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:01 pm
by KeyaV1C
Increasing the number of molecules in a system can increase the number of microstates, since there are more possible arrangements of the molecules. Increasing the volume can also increase the number of positions where each molecule can be, which would increase the number of microstates. I don’t think we would be asked to calculate the entropy of more complex molecules since that would take a lot of time.

Re: Microstates

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:35 pm
by Veronica_Lubera_2A
I wouldn't say they're dependent on the number of bonds but rather on the different placements of atoms (like how many positions they can take). Octahedrals would definitely have more microstates than a tetrahedral, for example.

Re: Microstates

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:57 pm
by Leila_4G
What is a microstate?
(I'm sorry, I don't remember this part of the lecture!)

Re: Microstates

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:41 am
by Hui Qiao Wu 1I
A microstate is the possible arrangements of the molecule.

Re: Microstates

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:32 pm
by Shrayes Raman
There are multiple factors that contribute to higher multiple micro states but complexity is one of them. if you increase the number of bonds you are therefore increasing complexity increasing entropy. Although this differs in the case of going from two substances to one larger more complex molecule.

Re: Microstates

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:21 pm
by ALegala_2I
How many microstates does the molecule BF3 have for the B-F bond?