Boltzmann Equation

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

Jina Kwon
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Boltzmann Equation

What does the boltmann equation account for? Is it related to resonance structure?

Tyler Angtuaco 1G
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Re: Boltzmann Equation

If you are referring to S = kB*ln(W), it is used to calculate residual entropy.

Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Re: Boltzmann Equation

It is used to calculate entropy if you know the number of ways particles can be arranged while still having the same energy (residual entropy).

Caitlyn Tran 2E
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Re: Boltzmann Equation

The Boltzmann equation calculates residual entropy, or in other words, the entropy of molecules purely based on their position/arrangement since we are assuming that the temperature is 0 K.

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Re: Boltzmann Equation

The Boltzmann equation is used to represent the relationship between degeneracy, w, and entropy. Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state. The Boltzmann equation also includes the Boltzmann constant which is 1.381*10^-23 J*K^-1.

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Re: Boltzmann Equation

The Boltzman equation is used to find residual entropy .

Callum Guo 1H
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You use it to find residual energy. Its useful if you have the number of particles and the amount of states it can be in

Celine 1F
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Re: Boltzmann Equation

The Boltzmann Equation is used to find residual entropy

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Re: Boltzmann Equation

Sartaj Bal 1J wrote:The Boltzmann equation is used to represent the relationship between degeneracy, w, and entropy. Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state. The Boltzmann equation also includes the Boltzmann constant which is 1.381*10^-23 J*K^-1.

Can we calculate degeneracy? If so how?

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Re: Boltzmann Equation

Sartaj Bal 1J wrote:The Boltzmann equation is used to represent the relationship between degeneracy, w, and entropy. Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state. The Boltzmann equation also includes the Boltzmann constant which is 1.381*10^-23 J*K^-1.

Can we calculate degeneracy? If so how?

Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state and is represented by W. The equation for total degeneracy is Wtotal= W1 x W2.

Daria MacAuslan 1H
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Re: Boltzmann Equation

This equation is a way of calculating the entropy of a system of molecules entirely based on their position and the number of ways they can be arranged

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