# Problem: What is the difference between a state and a microstate of a system?Check all that apply.a. A thermodynamic state is a single possible arrangement of the positions and kinetic energies of the molecules.b. A microstate is a snapshot of positions and speeds at a particular instant.c. A thermodynamic state is a set of conditions, usually temperature, volume and number of moles, that defines the properties of a bulk material.d. A thermodynamic state is a set of conditions, usually temperature and pressure, that defines the properties of a bulk material.e. A microstate is a single possibility for all the positions and kinetic energies of all the molecules in a sample.

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We're being asked to determine the difference between a state and a microstate of a system.

Thermodynamic State:

• can be defined by specifying quantities such as temperature, pressure, or volume

Microstate:

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What is the difference between a state and a microstate of a system?

Check all that apply.

a. A thermodynamic state is a single possible arrangement of the positions and kinetic energies of the molecules.

b. A microstate is a snapshot of positions and speeds at a particular instant.

c. A thermodynamic state is a set of conditions, usually temperature, volume and number of moles, that defines the properties of a bulk material.

d. A thermodynamic state is a set of conditions, usually temperature and pressure, that defines the properties of a bulk material.

e. A microstate is a single possibility for all the positions and kinetic energies of all the molecules in a sample.