Residual vs positional entropy

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Vanessa Reyes_1K
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Residual vs positional entropy

Postby Vanessa Reyes_1K » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:46 am

Can someone explain the difference between residual and positional entropy?

Anushi Patel 1J
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Re: Residual vs positional entropy

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 am

I think for the purpose of the class, they are the same thing

Celine Cheng 1H
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Re: Residual vs positional entropy

Postby Celine Cheng 1H » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:52 pm

You can use S=kblnW to find positional (residual) entropy, which is separate from thermal motion (translational, rotational, vibrational)


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