Intermolecular Potential Energy

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Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Intermolecular Potential Energy

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:59 pm

In the formula for intermolecular potential energy, E , what does r stand for? Does it describe the distance between the two molecules, or the radius of one of the molecules?

This is important because I am trying to understand the parameters that contribute to IM energy and I am trying to derive these parameters from the formula. (i.e. I am trying to understand the relationship between E and size)

Summer de Vera 2C
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Re: Intermolecular Potential Energy

Postby Summer de Vera 2C » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:42 pm

Hey! "r" is the distance between the two molecules


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