Interaction Potential Energy equation

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Abigail Carter 4G
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Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:23 pm

What is an example of a question where we would use the interaction potential energy equation?

Kendall 3H
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Kendall 3H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:30 pm

I am also confused on this concept and would love if anyone could help.

JOtomo1F
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby JOtomo1F » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:11 pm

I'm not too sure about this but I would say if there aren't any homework problems relating to it I would say it's highly unlikely you would need to know the math behind it. Or we might learn it sometime this week or in the future.

DesireBrown1J
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby DesireBrown1J » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:38 pm

Abigail Carter 4G wrote:What is an example of a question where we would use the interaction potential energy equation?



Are you talking about this one introduced in the beginning of 3F.1? I was not sure about that one because there are no homework problems related to that question and it is not on the constants and equation sheet either.

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Kellylin_4D
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Kellylin_4D » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:42 pm

What is this equation? Was it in lecture or the textbook? Any help would be great please.

BNgo_2L
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby BNgo_2L » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:27 pm

Kellylin_4D wrote:What is this equation? Was it in lecture or the textbook? Any help would be great please.


Dr. Lavelle talked about it during the lecture last Friday I believe. All I understand is that it has to do with the energy contributed when two atoms or molecules are attracted to each other.

Qiu Ya Wu 4I
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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Qiu Ya Wu 4I » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:06 pm

I think this equation was referenced by Lavelle to emphasize the importance of the distance between two bonded atoms and their charges in determining the strength of a bond and whether the resulting compound is a solid, liquid, or gas. I think the more generalized equation, the one listed on the last bullet point of outline 3, should be the one that we focus on.

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Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:23 pm

my TA said there are no calculations you will really have to do on the test, but you do need to know the concepts behind the equations


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