# Ideal diatomic gas

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The **ideal diatomic gas** now has vibrational and rotational degrees of freedom in addition to translation. These additional degrees of freedom, especially at for low temperatures, are quantum mechanical in their nature.

## Recommended reading[edit]

- Terrell L. Hill "An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics" (1960)
**Chapter 8**ISBN 0486652424 - Donald A. McQuarrie "Statistical Mechanics", University Science Books (1984) (Re-published 2000)
**Chapter 6**ISBN 978-1-891389-15-3