Boltzmann Equation for Entropy:

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Postby SarahCoufal_1k » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:54 pm

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

Postby Cooper Baddley 1F » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:11 pm

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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