Multi-Electron Atom

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Victoria Luu - 1C
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Multi-Electron Atom

Postby Victoria Luu - 1C » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:49 pm

What is a multi-electron atom, and how do they tie into q1q2/r?

Diego Gonzalez 3F
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Re: Multi-Electron Atom

Postby Diego Gonzalez 3F » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:03 pm

a multi electron atom is any atom besides hydrogen. That is the coulomb potential energy which is charge 1 times charge 2 over distance between charges. It measures the force of attraction between 2 points.

Kelly Zhang 1L
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Re: Multi-Electron Atom

Postby Kelly Zhang 1L » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:58 pm

Why can't q1q2/r^2 be applied to a hydrogen atom?

Kyle Golden Dis 2G
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Re: Multi-Electron Atom

Postby Kyle Golden Dis 2G » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 pm

This cannot be applied to a hydrogen atom because hydrogen is not a multi electron atom. In other words, it must have more than one electron.


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