Vibrational temperature

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The vibrational temperature is commonly used in thermodynamics, to simplify certain equations. It has units of temperature and is defined as

where is Boltzmann's constant

The vibrational temperature is used commonly when finding the vibrational partition function.

Molecule (cm−1) (K)
N2 2446 3521
O2 1568 2256
F2 917 1320
HF 4138 5957
HCl 2991 4303


Statistical thermodynamics University Arizona

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