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Offline Purpleurkel

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More specifically, the question is to calculate the number of valence electrons in the conduction states for 1 mol of the intrinsic semiconductor Si (Eg = 1.1 eV) at 300 K (KB = 8.617 x 10-5 eV/K).
The lecturer has not provided any equations related to this, which is why I'm struggling to calculate it.

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Are you aware of the relationship between the Boltzmann constant and the distribution among energy levels in a system of (particles/whatever) at temperature T?
(I.e., do you know how to use partition functions? See section "Role in Boltzmann Factors" here.)
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