EquableClover
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I do OCR A chemistry and physics, in chemistry I am told to draw the Boltzmann distribution with a straight line at the start of the curve whereas in physics it is drawn as a bell curve, which is correct and why would it be different in the two subjects?
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Not sure why it would be drawn as a straight line as this is not at all representative of the data and would suggest an inaccurate trend relative to true values.

The most accurate way is always to draw it as a bell curve, as in physics.
Might be a good one to ask your chemistry teacher.

I think in any case, drawing the actual graph is the safest option, unless they specifically ask for the graph in the way you described.

I can only think of it as possibly having straight lines if you were to draw the graph of the gradient function, not the actual graph itself.
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