determining number of microstates

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Jenny Cheng 2K
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determining number of microstates

Postby Jenny Cheng 2K » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:43 am

In general, how would you calculate the number of microstates of a more complicated molecule? Does anyone have an example?

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Re: determining number of microstates

Postby Sohini Halder 1G » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:52 am

I am also very confused about this. Will we be told on the exam or do we have to draw and figure it out?

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Re: determining number of microstates

Postby Ryan Sydney Beyer 2B » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 am

I'm not too certain that we will have to calculate the number of microstates for a specific molecule, but rather if the molecule can be in place A or place B. I think it'll more like probability in place A vs. place B and that is the number of microstates.

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Re: determining number of microstates

Postby Wenjie Dong 2E » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:07 pm

Ryan Sydney Beyer 2B wrote:I'm not too certain that we will have to calculate the number of microstates for a specific molecule, but rather if the molecule can be in place A or place B. I think it'll more like probability in place A vs. place B and that is the number of microstates.

Agree.


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