Lecture 17 Question (IMF)

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Lecture 17 Question (IMF)

Postby Juliet Cushing_2H » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:08 pm

Around minute 40 Professor Lavelle lists a bunch of examples of interactions along with the "Energy" associated with them. Would anyone be able to explain what type of energy this is? Is it different than the dissociation energy he mentioned earlier? Thanks!

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Re: Lecture 17 Question (IMF)

Postby Ria Nawathe 1C » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:11 pm

I believe Professor Lavelle mentioned it's the energy per mole of the given interaction. For example, if there was 1 mole of Na+ and Cl- interactions, the amount of energy released due to the ion-ion interactions would be 250 kJ.

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Re: Lecture 17 Question (IMF)

Postby Evie Li_1H » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:54 pm

Pretty much what Ria said, the two ions Na+ and Cl- can't "sit" together (as Lavelle explained it) because they are just naturally attracted to each other. It doesn't require any energy for them to bond, which is why it's not a positive charge.

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Re: Lecture 17 Question (IMF)

Postby Arya Adibi 1K » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:24 am

The energy/mol is negative because it represents a force of attraction. This means that for an interaction that has -x kj/mol, it would take x kj/mol to break that interaction/force.

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