how to find a microstate

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cristiancampana 2H
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how to find a microstate

Postby cristiancampana 2H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:36 pm

how do you find a microstate

Michele 2C
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Re: how to find a microstate

Postby Michele 2C » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:54 pm

In order to know how many micro-states a molecule has, you have to know its Lewis structure and molecular geometry. Once you know its molecular geometry, think about how you can rotate the molecule/move atoms around such that you haven't changed the molecule itself. For example, FClO3 is tetrahedral shaped and you can move the F atom around 4 different times into different orientations, without actually changing what the molecule is. So, it has 4 micro-states.

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Re: how to find a microstate

Postby Troy Tavangar 1I » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:00 am

I also believe he should provide the number of micro states if solving for W.


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