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degeneracy W

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:14 pm

what does the n subscript represent in degeneracy? I have seen it as Avogadro's number or as the amount of moles..

Ryan Lee 1E
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Re: degeneracy W

Postby Ryan Lee 1E » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:45 pm

Na is going to be Avogadro's number whereas lowercase n is going to be the number of moles.

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Re: degeneracy W

Postby 805097738 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:53 pm

Ryan Lee 1E wrote:Na is going to be Avogadro's number whereas lowercase n is going to be the number of moles.


When do we use Avogadro's number instead of moles?

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Re: degeneracy W

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:09 pm

Na stands for the number of atoms, or if you’re dealing with molecules, molecules, hence the N and a. You use Avogadro’s number to find the number of atoms or molecules if given moles, because the equation to degeneracy W is the number of possible states to the power of the number of atoms.

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Re: degeneracy W

Postby 605005476 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 pm

So S=klnW, but how do you find W? I get that its the number of micro states, but how do we know the number of micro states? Is it based on if the molecule is linear or diatomic or nonlinear or is there another equation?

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Re: degeneracy W

Postby Diana Andrade_4F » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm

To find W, you can use the equation W=(P)^a
Where “P” is the number of possible positions and “a” is the number of atoms

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Re: degeneracy W

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:09 pm

Na is the number of atoms and it is found using avogadro's number.

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Re: degeneracy W

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 pm

Degeneracy is the number of states possible to the power of the number of particles. Thats why you can have avogadro's number if you are looking at the degeneracy of one mole.


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