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Multi-Electron Atom

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:49 pm
by Victoria Luu - 1C
What is a multi-electron atom, and how do they tie into q1q2/r?

Re: Multi-Electron Atom

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:03 pm
by Diego Gonzalez 3F
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.

Re: Multi-Electron Atom

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:58 pm
by Kelly Zhang 1L
Why can't q1q2/r^2 be applied to a hydrogen atom?

Re: Multi-Electron Atom

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 pm
by Kyle Golden Dis 2G
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.