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For a given phenomena of macroscopic particles.

If we model it using the canonical ensemble then we get a certain chemical potential u.

But if we model it using the Grand Canonical system, we get a varying chemcial potential that depends on the average number of particles in the system.

So two different chemical potentials for the two systems. But in the thermodynamic limit of n-> infinity, both u equals each other.

That sounds right dosen't it?

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# Homework Help: Chemical potential different for different systems?

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