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    assuming a boltzmann distribution calculate the relative population of two energy levels separated by an energy gap of 1 x 10^-21 J for a system at 300k

    not really sure what i'm doing wrong but im getting an answer of 0.786

    using n1/n0=g1/g0 e ^ (-(E1-E0)/KbT)
    E1-E0 = 1 x 10^-21 J
    T= 300K
    KbT = 1.38065x10^-23 JK^-1
    I guessed g1/g0 would = 1?
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    (Original post by jacksonmeg)
    assuming a boltzmann distribution calculate the relative population of two energy levels separated by an energy gap of 1 x 10^-21 J for a system at 300k

    not really sure what i'm doing wrong but im getting an answer of 0.786

    using n1/n0=g1/g0 e ^ (-(E1-E0)/KbT)
    E1-E0 = 1 x 10^-21 J
    T= 300K
    KbT = 1.38065x10^-23 JK^-1
    I guessed g1/g0 would = 1?
    A value of 0.786 sounds reasonable for n1/n0, why are you asking this?
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    (Original post by langlitz)
    A value of 0.786 sounds reasonable for n1/n0, why are you asking this?
    because it's not right
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    Are you given any more information from which you can calculate g_1/g_0? If your answer is wrong, it would seem that g_1/g_0 isn't 1.
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    (Original post by BJack)
    Are you given any more information from which you can calculate g_1/g_0? If your answer is wrong, it would seem that g_1/g_0 isn't 1.
    theres nothing written in the questions about it, what I wrote is the exact wording
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    (Original post by jacksonmeg)
    theres nothing written in the questions about it, what I wrote is the exact wording
    So what's the answer you're meant to get?
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    (Original post by BJack)
    So what's the answer you're meant to get?
    its multiple choice, theres 5
 
 
 
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