Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 19 - Chemical Thermodynamics - Additional Exercises: 19.92a

Answer

A microstate is one of the possible arrangements for a system. The two figures show two possible arrangements that could occur for the dice.

Work Step by Step

The definition of a microstate is a specific arrangement of a system. If state is defined as the sum of top faces on two dice, a microstate is any of the 36 combinations of the values that can show on the top faces.
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