Interaction Potential Energy equation

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Madeera_Mian_3B
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Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Madeera_Mian_3B » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:34 pm

Just reading over the notes and wondering how to use the Interaction potential energy equation, how do you find the polarizability and distance.

Hannah Morales 1D
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Hannah Morales 1D » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:31 am

polarizability depends on the number of electrons and size of atom or molecule, while the distance (r) increases as interaction decreases. (I'm not entirely sure how you can find r, but I'm pretty sure if it was in a question it might just be given or you might have to estimate it based on periodic table trends.)

I think he might have said that we will never use the formula itself but should understand what it means.

Ray Guo 4C
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:08 am

E_p∝−(α_1 α_2)/r^6


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