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Thermo proof?

  1. Nov 9, 2005 #1
    for the following question:
    spectroscopic observation of molecular N2 in an electrical discharge shows that the relative numbers of molecules in excited bivrational states with energies given by (epsilon)i=(i+1/2)hv
    are i 0 1 2 3
    ni/n 1.00 0.25 0.062 0.016
    show that the gas in the thermodynamic equilivrium with respect to the distributioonn of vibrational energy, and calculate the temperature of the gas.
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  3. Nov 9, 2005 #2


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    You have over 400 posts and you don't know to show some work on homework problems?

    How are energy states distributed in equilibrium? Is there a particular formula that might provide the nuts and bolts (hint hint) for constructing a solution to the problem?
  4. Nov 10, 2005 #3
    sorry about that~
    the only forumla i know is the boltzman formula (S=kln(omega))
    but i think it has nothing to do with that, right?
  5. Nov 10, 2005 #4


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    See if http://www.chemsoc.org/exemplarchem/entries/pkirby/exemchem/Boltzmann/Boltzmann.html" [Broken] website gives you any ideas.
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  6. Nov 11, 2005 #5
    thank you!!!
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