Maxwell–Boltzmann Distributions



describes a distribution for maximal states consistent with the available energy. If the separation between discrete energies is reduced to a continuum, the Boltzmann factor is proportional to the probability for an infinitesimal energy range. The partition function is an integration of Boltzmann factors over the range of continuous energies. The Boltzmann factor for


Partition Function Average Energy Discrete Energy Boltzmann Factor Para Hydrogen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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