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Chemistry 350 . .. Winter 2011 Problem Set # 2 R.J. Le Roy Due: Monday, February 7 Submit STAPLED Solutions in Class or to my office (ESC-332) by 5:00 PM 1. (a) How many distinct ways are there of distributing 17 distinguishable balls among 5 different boxes, with 1 being placed in the first box, 3 in the second, 6 in the third, 2 in the fourth, and 5 in the fifth ? (b) For a general case of 17 distinguishable balls distributed over 5 distinct boxes, what is the probability of encountering the particular type of distribution considered in Part (a) ? (c) If the 17 balls of Part (a) become in distinguishable, how many distinct ways would there be of distributing them in the manner specified there (i.e., 1 in the first box, 3 in the second, 6 in teh third, . . . etc.)? (d) If the 17 in distinguishable balls of Part (c) are distributed among the 5 boxes in any way , how many distinct microstates would be possible ? 2. Consider a system consisting of
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course CHEM 350 taught by Professor Prof.djasd during the Winter '10 term at Waterloo.

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ps2 - Chemistry 350 . Winter 2011 Problem Set # 2 R.J. Le...

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