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1. 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?
2. (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?
3. (Original post by langlitz)
A value of 0.786 sounds reasonable for n1/n0, why are you asking this?
because it's not right
4. 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.
5. (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
6. (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?
7. (Original post by BJack)
So what's the answer you're meant to get?
its multiple choice, theres 5

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