## Degeneracy

Volume: $\Delta S = nR\ln \frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$
Temperature: $\Delta S = nC\ln \frac{T_{2}}{T_{1}}$

Mya Majewski 1L
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### Degeneracy

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

Andrea Zheng 1H
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### Re: Degeneracy

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.