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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 17 June 2024

TOPIC 51 p. 498The Boltzmann distributionlocked

TOPIC 51 p. 498The Boltzmann distributionlocked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

Contents

Configurations and weights 499

Instantaneous configurations 499

Brief illustration 51.1: The weight of a configuration 499

The most probable distribution 500

Brief illustration 51.2: The Boltzmann distribution 501

The relative population of states 501

Example 51.1: Calculating the relative populations...

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