E45ClassQuiz_18 2006

E45ClassQuiz_18 2006 - w = of distributions(b Define(in...

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E45: Quiz 10/27/06 NAME:_______________________________________________________________ 1. From statistical mechanics, the (Helmholtz) Free Enegy, F, is described by the following equation F = -kT ln [wP(E,T)]. (a) Define (in words) the parameter w.
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Unformatted text preview: w = # of distributions (b) Define (in words) P(E,T). P(E,T) = probability that system can have energy E at temperature T (c) In terms of F, what is the criterion for a spontaneous reaction to occur? F = E – TS < 0...
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