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Mya Majewski 1L
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Degeneracy

Postby Mya Majewski 1L » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:04 am

Can someone explain exactly what degeneracy means? And how to calculate it?

Andrea Zheng 1H
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Andrea Zheng 1H » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:34 am

Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state. For example, the orbitals in the 2p sublevel are degenerate, as they have the same energy. Degeneracy can be calculated through the equation degeneracy = X^N, where X = possible microstates and N= # of particles.


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