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Boltzmann equation

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:35 pm
by AlyssaYeh_1B
When would we use the Boltzmann equation? How does it relate to entropy?

Re: Boltzmann equation

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:41 pm
by Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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.

Re: Boltzmann equation

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:42 pm
by Myka G 1l
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.

Re: Boltzmann equation

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:44 pm
by 805394719
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.

Re: Boltzmann equation

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:47 pm
by nicolely2F
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

Re: Boltzmann equation

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:49 pm
by Rida Ismail 2E
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