Degeneracy

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Ariana Iranmahboub1G
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Degeneracy

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:49 pm

Can someone explain to me the concept of degeneracy (W) and how to calculate it.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby 205007651 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:56 pm

Degeneracy means if it corresponds with two or more states of a quantum system that are measurable

peteryim
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby peteryim » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:59 pm

Degenerate describes states that have the same energy level, but different positions/configurations. For example, the three p-orbitals of a given energy level are degenerate. Calculating it is complicated because it depends on the number of particles and the types of particles in the system.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Ruth Glauber 1C » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:12 pm

Does anyone know the context in which we would have to be able to solve this?

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Kishan Shah 2G » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:41 pm

I think the problem he did in his lecture was a good example. You have to identify the number of orientations the molecule can be in. Lets say its 3. Then you raise this number to the power of how many molecules of it there are. That is your W (degeneracy) in the boltzmann equation.


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