Orientations for Boltzmann Formula

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Mike Vinci 2B
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Orientations for Boltzmann Formula

Postby Mike Vinci 2B » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:04 pm

I was wondering if we will be given a molecule and will have to determine the amount of orientations it could have to find W in the Blotzmann formula. If so, are there any tricks to making sure you've identified all the orientations you could get?

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Janet Nguyen 2H
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Re: Orientations for Boltzmann Formula

Postby Janet Nguyen 2H » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:37 pm

I don't think we would be given anything too crazy. Just like CO would have 2 positions and N2would only have 1. I think they would be easy enough that we could visualize it or draw it out which is what i did for one of the homework problems. There was also a hw problem that told you the number of positions as well.


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