Midterm 2014 Winter Q5A

Boltzmann Equation for Entropy: $S = k_{B} \ln W$

Cowasjee_Sanaea_3E
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Midterm 2014 Winter Q5A

consider a nano-crystal formed from 8 identical molecules that can have three possible equal energy orientations. calculate the residual (minimum) entropy for this system.

I keep getting 1.21 x 10^-22

I can't seem to get the same answer even though I'm fairly certain I am usuing the same numbers (Boltzmann constant and W=3^8)

Yi Ying Chen 3N
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Re: Midterm 2014 Winter Q5A

Yeah, I'm also getting 1.21 x 10^-22.
Perhaps there's an error in the course reader?

Jocelyn_Dao_2N
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Re: Midterm 2014 Winter Q5A

I'm also getting 1.21x10^-22 J/K.

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