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AlyssaYeh_1B
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Boltzmann equation

Postby AlyssaYeh_1B » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:35 pm

When would we use the Boltzmann equation? How does it relate to entropy?

Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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Re: Boltzmann equation

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:41 pm

The Boltzmann equation is giving the residual entropy of the system. Entropy is the amount of "disorder" and the Boltzmann equation is sort of giving a statistical answer of all the possible orientations and positions of all the molecules in the system.

Myka G 1l
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Re: Boltzmann equation

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:42 pm

You would only use the Boltzmann equation if the reaction is at 0K and no other forms of entropy are occurring. This equation measures the residual/positional entropy of molecules.

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Re: Boltzmann equation

Postby 805394719 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:44 pm

The Boltzmann equation gives the relationship between the entropy of a system and the number of different ways or microstates that the system can be arranged on energy levels which is w.

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Re: Boltzmann equation

Postby nicolely2F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:47 pm

The Boltzmann Equation gives a relationship between entropy S and degeneracy W. Degeneracy describes all the possible microstates (i.e. positions) that might be occupied by the molecules of a system. They're related because entropy is the tendency towards disorder, and degeneracy describes all the ways in which the elements of a system might be distributed. You'll be given the Boltzmann constant k(B) and probably the number of states. You'll then calculate entropy using S = k(B).ln W

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Re: Boltzmann equation

Postby Rida Ismail 2E » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:49 pm

The Boltzmann equation strictly talks about the residual entropy that is relating to degeneracy in disorder. The W represents the amount of micro states raise to the power of the number of particles. The Kb is the Boltzmann constant


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