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Unformatted text preview: equally likely. (ii) Neither distribution is possible, because neither corresponds to a Boltzmann distribution. (iii) If one distribution is a possible distribution for the system at a particular temperature, then the other one cannot be because this would violate the law of conservation of energy. (iv) It is unlikely that upper energy levels would be populated without populating lower energy levels, so the distribution on the right is not possible. Chem C130/MCB C100A. Fall 2010. Problem Set 7 UC Berkeley Page 9 10*. A system consists of 25 molecules distributed among energy levels in the following way. Would you expect to get the same value of the entropy if you used the statistical definition or the probabilistic definition? Explain your answer. 11. For a system of molecules at constant volume and number of molecules we assume that the total entropy is given by the following equation: Chem C130/MCB C100A. Fall 2010. Problem Set 7 UC Berkeley Page 10 Wtotal = W positional × Wenergy Suppose that the system consists of molecules that can form hydrogen bonds with each other....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course MCB 100A taught by Professor Kuryian during the Spring '09 term at Berkeley.
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