## Positional Entropy

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

Carlos Gonzales 1H
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### Positional Entropy

How does positional entropy differ from thermal entropy?

Abigail Yap 2K
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### Re: Positional Entropy

Hello!

Positional entropy refers to the number of molecular positions or arrangements that a system can have, whereas thermal entropy refers to the amount of thermal energy that is not available for any useful work.

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### Re: Positional Entropy

Abigail Yap 2K wrote:Hello!

Positional entropy refers to the number of molecular positions or arrangements that a system can have, whereas thermal entropy refers to the amount of thermal energy that is not available for any useful work.

Hi I was wondering if you could elaborate on thermal entropy and what you mean by useful work?

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