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Positional (residual) entropy

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:49 am
by Hailey Boehm 2H
What exactly is positional/residual energy? and is this what the value you get from boltzmann's equation is?

Re: Positional (residual) entropy

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm
by MaanasO 1A
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!