L02_Internal_Energy_Modes

L02_Internal_Energy_Modes - molecule. Note that relatively...

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Modes in which energy can be stored in various types of molecules.
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Diagram showing discrete energy levels corresponding to successive modes translational, rotational, vibrational, and electronic energy. Each molecule stores its energy in a combination of these modes. This combination gives the “microstate” for that particular
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Unformatted text preview: molecule. Note that relatively large energies are required to reach the first excited states of the vibrational and electronic modes. As a result, at low to moderate temperatures, most of the energy is stored in translational and rotational modes....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course AEM 4203 taught by Professor Schwartzentruber during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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