Just a quick ponderance on a statistical mechanics problem.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"How many distinct spin quantum states has the orthohydrogen molecule?"

Does one include the electron spin states in the calculation? I'm inclined to say yes, as they most definitely have spin and most definitely are a different microstate for each arrangement. I'm not terribly familiar with the formulation of statistical mechanics so I'm not sure whether this is exactly what the question is asking, though.

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# Quick question: statistical mechanics

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