Positional (residual) entropy

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Hailey Boehm 2H
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Positional (residual) entropy

Postby Hailey Boehm 2H » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:49 am

What exactly is positional/residual energy? and is this what the value you get from boltzmann's equation is?

MaanasO 1A
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Re: Positional (residual) entropy

Postby MaanasO 1A » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Hi Hailey!

Residual entropy is a property that arises based on the number of macrostates [that all have equal energies] that are possible in a given system. It is the value that's given by S = kb[ln(W)].

Hope that helps!

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