Repulsion Strength

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Ashley Lopez 3J
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Repulsion Strength

Postby Ashley Lopez 3J » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:23 pm

Is there any repulsion strength between bonding-bonding PR? If it's a bond, how can it have repulsion strength? Or does it just reduce the repulsion strength, but not actually have repulsion?

Katherine_Douglas_1F
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Re: Repulsion Strength

Postby Katherine_Douglas_1F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:45 pm

Keep in mind that a bond is a pair of shared electrons. As such, they will naturally repulse other electrons around neighboring atoms. This repulsion is what causes the atoms to stay the maximum distance away from each other.


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