## Boltzmann Formula

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Jielena_Bragasin2G
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### Boltzmann Formula

For the number of orientations in W in the Boltzmann equation, is it found by how many resonance structures there are ?

christabellej 1F
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

The number of orientations is the number of orientations where a molecule would be in a position with equal energy. W would be the number of positions to the power of however many molecules the question says.

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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

W, or degeneracy, in the Boltzmann formula would be defined as the number of ways that are possible to achieve a given energy state.
W would equal (# states)^(#species).

Sarah Zhari 1D
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

Not necessarily, as not all molecules have resonance. It's the number of orientations a molecule can have, and a molecule can have multiple orientations even without resonance.

Altamash Mahsud 1I
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

Resonance structures do contribute to the number of microstates a molecule has, but there are other things that contribute as well, such as the vibrational and rotational movements of that molecule.

anjali41
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

W is referring to the degeneracy. W can be calculated by raising the number of different orientations/states by the number of atoms/molecules.

kausalya_1k
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

W here represents the degeneracy
it can be calculated by (# of states possible)^(# of particles involved)

Emil Velasco 1H
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

w refers to the number of possible states/possible orientations

Bryce Barbee
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

W is found by doing the number of positions to the power of how many molecules there are. This does have some relation to resonance,

SarahCoufal_1k
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

W refers to the number of possible states of a molecule with equal energy. W= #of states^# atoms.

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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

You can kind of think of it as the "resonance structures" that a molecule or molecules can have, because essentially the boltzmann equation refers to the amount of different ways or microstates molecules can have.

Anushka Chauhan2B
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### Re: Boltzmann Formula

W = (#of states)^(# atoms)