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Degrees of freedom - molecule of water vapor

  1. Feb 8, 2007 #1
    I understand that for H20 in solid form, each atom within the molecule has 6 degrees of freedom; 3 translational and 3 due to potential energy from bonds. Does the number of degrees of freedom change when water changes phase to a vapor?
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  3. Feb 8, 2007 #2
    whoops, missed the heading about posting hw questions... I'll mosey on out of here. Sorry!
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