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

## Use the rules of logarithms

editYou can use the rules of logarithms to isolate terms.

### Example

edit## Derivatives of Constants are Equal to Zero

editIf 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