# Statistical Thermodynamics and Rate Theories/Tips for deriving relations with partition functions

## Use the rules of logarithmsEdit

You can use the rules of logarithms to isolate terms.

### ExampleEdit

## Derivatives of Constants are Equal to ZeroEdit

If you are taking a derivative of a function, you can use the rules of logarithms to isolate a term that depends on that variable. Now, you only need to take the derivative on this term. the derivatives of all other terms will be zero