Equipartition Theorem

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Yea Eun Lee 1H
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Equipartition Theorem

Postby Yea Eun Lee 1H » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:22 pm

How come we don't consider the contribution of vibrational energy when calculating the molar internal energy (Um)?

Elizabeth Ignacio 1C
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Re: Equipartition Theorem

Postby Elizabeth Ignacio 1C » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:48 pm

We usually don't consider vibrational energy because most molecules don't vibrate under standard conditions.

Yang Chen 2E
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Re: Equipartition Theorem

Postby Yang Chen 2E » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:55 pm

What is the equipartition theorem by the way?

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: Equipartition Theorem

Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:37 am

Do we have to know this theorem for the midterm? I do not think Dr. Lavelle discussed it in very much detail in lecture.


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