4G.5

Boltzmann Equation for Entropy: $S = k_{B} \ln W$

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4G.5

4G.5 is asking about positional disorder. It gives a random octahedral in the sis structure and trans structure. It says the Cis compound has 12 different orientation while the trans compound only has three. Why are there so many more orientations for the cis one?

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Re: 4G.5

The Cis has more because each atom can be present in each plane while the trans structure only allows a certain atom in each plane which restricts the possible states.

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