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Briana Yik 1H
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S value

Postby Briana Yik 1H » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:14 pm

why do more complex molecules have higher S values? Thank you

marisaimbroane1J
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Re: S value

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:14 am

When molecules are more complex, their degeneracy is higher because there are more possible microstates the components of the molecule can fill. Based on the equation we learned in lecture, a higher degeneracy will result in a higher entropy (or S value).

Rachel Yoo 1F
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Re: S value

Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:19 am

The larger the molecule, the more ways it can rearrange itself and create different shapes. This increases entropy

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Re: S value

Postby Jonny Schindler 1A » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:43 pm

They have a greater number of micro-states, or W in the fundamental entropy equation


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