Residual Entropy

Boltzmann Equation for Entropy: $S = k_{B} \ln W$

Nancy Le - 1F
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Residual Entropy

What is residual entropy and how is it different from regular entropy?

Ashley Macabasco 2K
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Re: Residual Entropy

Residual entropy is a specific type of entropy and is the same as positional entropy in which the entropy is based upon the arrangement of molecules or atoms.

Luke Bricca 1H
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Re: Residual Entropy

To add to this, residual entropy is the difference in entropy between a non-equilibrium state system and a system near absolute zero (where the entropy should theoretically be zero.)

Caitlin Mispagel 1D
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Re: Residual Entropy

Ashley Macabasco 2K wrote:Residual entropy is a specific type of entropy and is the same as positional entropy in which the entropy is based upon the arrangement of molecules or atoms.
Is there a difference in the way we would calculate them?

Max Mazo 2C
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Re: Residual Entropy

Is residual entropy related to how there is a standard entropy of formation for gas molecules like O2 that are already in their standard state?

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