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16: Fundamental 12 - Laboratory Conditions

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    • 16.1: Expressions for Heat Capacity
    • 16.2: The Third Law of Thermodynamics
      This system may be described by a single microstate, as its purity, perfect crystallinity and complete lack of motion (at least classically, quantum mechanics argues for constant motion) means there is but one possible location for each identical atom or molecule comprising the crystal (Ω=1). According to the Boltzmann equation, the entropy of this system is zero.

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