Something I've been wondering - why don't two solid surfaces always stick together when touching each other?
As far as I'm aware there are five basic types of solids:
Atomic solids: Frozen noble gases containing single atoms held together by London dispersion forces.
The Potential Energy for two chemically bonding atoms is defined by ,U=1/2(k*q1*q2)/r
So it means that when the atoms approach each other then, their Potential Energy will increase.
Where am I doing wrong?
I will be thankful for help!
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