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Jan17-12, 12:21 PM
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Quote Quote by Kholdstare View Post
I'm sure the OP was referring to the chemical bond formation process where more than one atoms are involved.
I can only repeat myself: Also there, the possible (vibrational) states are discrete. The picture of continuous energy dissipation while rolling down the potential is not right, because not every energy value is allowed. It's more like a ladder. Whenever a step is taken, energy is radiated in discrete packages/photons.