Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics

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Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics

Key Features

Highlights

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.

Student Evaluations

Chapters 1-12

“Reading Too Hard” Chapters 1-12

Chapter 3

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Author: Bob Hanson

Email: hansonr@stolaf.edu

Home Page: http://www.stolaf.edu/people/hansonr

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