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Consider two identical four-atom solids, one having 4 quanta of energy and the other having 10.(a) What observable property differs between these two solids?(b) Allow 3 quanta of energy to be transferred from the solid with 10 quanta to the solid with 4 quanta of energy.  Determine whether this energy transfer is likely, explaining your reasoning.

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Consider two identical four-atom solids, one having 4 quanta of energy and the other having 10.
(a) What observable property differs between these two solids?
(b) Allow 3 quanta of energy to be transferred from the solid with 10 quanta to the solid with 4 quanta of energy.  Determine whether this energy transfer is likely, explaining your reasoning.

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The two solids have different amounts of thermal energy and will be at different temperature. 

The four-atom...

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