Ch. 17 - Chemical ThermodynamicsWorksheetSee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Boltzmann Equation

See all sections
Sections
Spontaneous Reaction
First Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy
Gibbs Free Energy
Additional Practice
Boltzmann Equation
Additional Guides
Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics

Solution: Consider a system that consists of two standard playing dice, with the state of the system defined by the sum of the values shown on the top faces.The two arrangements of top faces shown here can be v

Problem

Consider a system that consists of two standard playing dice, with the state of the system defined by the sum of the values shown on the top faces.
Two pairs of dice are shown.  The first pair shows a 1 and a 2, and the second pair shows a 4 and a 3.

The two arrangements of top faces shown here can be viewed as two possible microstates of the system. Which state or states have the highest entropy? Explain.

Solution

We have to determine which of the two given microstates of the system has the higher entropy.


A specific way, in which the energy of a system can be arranged, is called a microstate. Each microstate has a different probability.


We have to first determine how many microstates of the given system are possible.

Solution BlurView Complete Written Solution