Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics
Probability Is Based on Counting
Energy Is Distributed Randomly in Quantum Systems
Some Distributions of Energy Are More Probable Than Others
The Most Probable Distribution Is the Most Disordered
The Most Probable Distribution Is the One We Expect to Observe
As the temperature rises:
Low temperature favors the isomer with the lower ground state...
…but as the temperature is raised...
…more and more of the other isomer is present...
…until at very high temp the ratio B:A reflects the relative spacing of levels.
“Reading Too Hard”Chapters 1-12
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