   Chapter 17, Problem 30E

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Textbook Problem

# Redo Exercise 29 with two particles A and B, which can be distinguished from each other.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The Exercise 29 is to be repeated for two particles A and B, where these particles are distinguishable from each other.

Concept introduction: Molecules can be arranged in different configurations. The configuration that gives the particular arrangement is known as microstates.

Explanation

Explanation

The possible arrangements of the two distinguishable particles (represented by A and B) in the three energy levels is as follows,

 Arrangement Number I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX E=2 kJ AB B A B A E=1 kJ AB B A A B E=0 kJ AB A B A B Total energy 0 kJ

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