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Since there is no way in which the molecules can be labeled, the particles are indistinguishable. On the other hand, if the assembly is a crystal, the molecules can be labeled in accord with the positions they occupy in the crystal lattice and can be considered distinguishable.
I think that your question is one of many answers and interpretations, making it a good question, but very hard to answer. Thus, my response will be very vague and simple, yet I am willing to expand if needed. Classical mechanics has the advantage of being deterministic, Statistical Mechanics (although it is in theory classical), and Quantum Mechanics are ...
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