Real microstates change within mixing two gases

by sludger13
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Dec31-13, 07:11 AM
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I'm looking for some changes of energy states of particles, as two gases are mixing together without total volume changing. That would explain increasing entropy better than their position combination.
I know the particle energy states are getting more closely (the band gaps are reducing) as the gas is expanding. Is this the same effect?
Thanks for every remark or advice.
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sludger13 is offline
Dec31-13, 09:25 AM
P: 49
I think I found the answer - it is the same phenomenon like a gas expansion.
Dalton's Law that "each gas is a vacuum to the other gas"
Though I don't get it, why that band gap decreasing should happen during expansion.

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