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### Microstates

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:49 am
I'm a little confused on the concept of microstates

### Re: Microstates

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:02 pm
I think a microstate is the way in we can arrange the energy of a system and as the amount of atoms in the system increases, the amount of possible microstates also increases. Knowing this value helps calculate entropy.

### Re: Microstates

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:13 pm
Adding on to the comment above, an increased value of microstates results in more disorder is a system, therefore increasing the value of entropy.

### Re: Microstates

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:41 pm
When calculating for the micro states what number do we raise to the n?

### Re: Microstates

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:48 pm
If there are two possible options for a microstate, then W = 2^N where N is the number of atoms

### Re: Microstates

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:49 pm
If there are two possible options for a microstate, then W = 2^N where N is the number of atoms