Kb meaning

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Henry Krasner 1C
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Kb meaning

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:10 pm

What does Kb stand for in the Boltzmann equation? When you multiply it by Avogadro's number when given 1 mol of a substance, you get R, the gas constant. However what happens when you don't have Avogadro's number?

Kate Chow 4H
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Re: Kb meaning

Postby Kate Chow 4H » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:18 pm

Kb is the Boltzmann constant. It's on the equation sheet that we're given at the beginning of all of our exams. You also always have avogadro's number because that's also on the equation sheet.

Charles Hood Disc 1C
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Re: Kb meaning

Postby Charles Hood Disc 1C » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:02 pm

When you don't have Avogadro's number you get a different result than the gas constant.

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