Resonance and Entropy

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Ishita Monga 1B
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Resonance and Entropy

Postby Ishita Monga 1B » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:34 pm

Do more resonance structures contribute to a higher residual entropy?

Matthew Lin 2C
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Re: Resonance and Entropy

Postby Matthew Lin 2C » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:45 pm

Yes more resonance structures means that it has a higher residual entropy. Since residual entropy S= kblnW in which W is the degeneracy of a molecule, a greater number of possible structures would result in a greater W and thus higher residual entropy. Hope that helps!

Kyle Alves 3K
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Re: Resonance and Entropy

Postby Kyle Alves 3K » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:47 pm

Since W = microstates^(# of particles), multiple resonance structures have many different microstates. Yeah drawing them out really helps!

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