Boltzmann Equation

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Boltzmann Equation

Postby Philip » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:28 pm

I'm confused about the relationship between Boltzmann's constant and the gas constant.

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Re: Boltzmann Equation

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:54 pm

R = Nk, where N is avogadro's constant and k is boltzmann's constant.

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Re: Boltzmann Equation

Postby Julie Park 1G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:59 pm

Both are used to find entropy (S), but in this class, their usage will depend on the context (info given)

The equation involving the boltzmann constant (kB),
should be used when you're given the number of states and species,

while equations such as , which involve the gas constant R will be used when particular values such as volume are given

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