Coulombic potential energy

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Isabel Day 1D
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Coulombic potential energy

Postby Isabel Day 1D » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:28 pm

1E.3 asks (a) Write an expression for the total coulomb potential energy for a lithium atom. (b) What does each individual term represent?

I'm not sure how to answer this question because I don't understand the coulomb potential energy expression. The textbook expression looks different than the one we talked about in class, and I'm confused about when to use both.

Ixcel Guzman 4A
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Re: Coulombic potential energy

Postby Ixcel Guzman 4A » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:32 pm

in the book it says, "the total Coulomb potential energy V(r) is the sum of the individual coulombic attractions and repulsions." Hope this helps.

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Re: Coulombic potential energy

Postby ZevMarx-Kahn3C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Is this something we need to know for the midterm?

Camille 4I
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Re: Coulombic potential energy

Postby Camille 4I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:39 am

Will we have to use this equation on the final or simply know the concept behind it?

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