The Boltzmann Distribution 
The Boltzmann Distribution
by UC Irvine / Rachel Martin
Video Lecture 22 of 26
Copyright Information: Martin, Rachel. Molecular Structure & Statistical Mechanics 131B (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Accessed January 23, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Lecture Description

Recorded on March 6, 2013. Slides: 03:27- 20: The Boltzmann Distribution 05:23- NMR Population Differences 06:14- What is the Population Difference? 10:34- Statistical Mechanics 12:38- Statistical Mechanics: Ensemble 15:32- Statistical Mechanics: Ensemble, Slide 2 17:14- Conformational Ensemble 18:09- Conformational Ensemble, Slide 2 18:47- Statistical Mechanics 21:08- Statistical Mechanics, Slide 2 24:26- Weights of Configurations 27:47- Weights of Configurations, Slide 2 30:07- Dominant Configuration 33:59- Dominant Configuration, Slide 2 34:58- Dominant Configuration, Slide 3 38:18- Dominant Configuration, Slide 4 39:48- Dominant Configuration, Slide 5 41:17- Relative Populations 43:05- Rotational Spectrum of HCl

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Course Description

Principles of quantum mechanics with application to the elements of atomic structure and energy levels, diatomic molecular spectroscopy and structure determination, and chemical bonding in simple molecules. Chemistry Dept. | Physical Sciences Sch. | University of California, Irvine


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