## O2 Microstates

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

OliviaShearin2E
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### O2 Microstates

Does someone know why O2 has one microstate (in context of S=Kb lnW) instead of 2? Wouldn't translational motion mean that there would be 2 states (each O2 molecule on the left/ right), or is it different because both O2 molecules are identical?

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### Re: O2 Microstates

The O2 molecules are identical, so that's why it would be only 1 microstate instead of 2

Scott Chin_1E
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### Re: O2 Microstates

Yes I believe it is because the molecule is monatomic.

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