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Linh Vo 2J
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Postby Linh Vo 2J » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:18 pm

How is the equation DeltaS=kBlnW used and what do the individual variables represent?

Ana Pedreros
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Re: DeltaS=kBlnW

Postby Ana Pedreros » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:56 pm

This equation is used when you are looking for the change in entropy of a molecule based on its degeneracy (W or the number of ways the atom can be arranged) at any temp. Kb is the boltzmann constant = 1.381 x 10^-23 J/K.

Olivia Young 1A
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Re: DeltaS=kBlnW

Postby Olivia Young 1A » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:28 pm

This equation, called the Boltzmann formula, is used to calculate deltaS (statistical entropy). kB is Boltzmann's constant, 1.381 x 10^-23 J/K, which is multiplied by the natural logarithm of W, degeneracy. Degeneracy is the number of ways that atoms/molecules can be arranged with the same total energy.

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Re: DeltaS=kBlnW

Postby Katelyn Phan 2A » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:15 am

This equation is used to calculate residual entropy on a microscopic level. It refers to W, (the number of micro-states it may take)^ # of particles. Kb is Boltzmann's constant given on the formula sheet.

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