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Jorja De Jesus 2C
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monoatomic, diatomic, linear, non-linear

Postby Jorja De Jesus 2C » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:13 am

Are these referring to the shape of a molecule? If so why does the shape affect entropy?

Deepika Reddy 1A
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Re: monoatomic, diatomic, linear, non-linear

Postby Deepika Reddy 1A » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:50 am

I believe the shape affects how many different shapes or positions the atoms in the molecule can be in. Since entropy is associated with the number of states or positions the atoms in a molecule can take, the shape of the molecule is associated with entropy.

Matt F
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Re: monoatomic, diatomic, linear, non-linear

Postby Matt F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:10 am

The shape affects entropy because it affects the molar heat capacity, which is part of the equation for a change in temperature (delta S = C*ln(T2/T1)). Depending on the shape the molar heat capacity can be 3/2*R, 5/2*R, or 7/2*R

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Re: monoatomic, diatomic, linear, non-linear

Postby ASetlur_1G » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:06 pm

Do we have to have all the molar heat capacities for the different shapes memorized? I don't think all of them are on the constants and equations sheet...


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