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Homework Help: An Exciting Encounter

  1. Nov 6, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    its asking me if if it is easier to use the mass units

    2. Relevant equations

    PART A

    3. The attempt at a solution

    its it easier to to use numbers given becuz

    when add the numbers

    (3.9) / ( 1 - 16 / (16+133) ) = 4.3 = kinetic energy needed for O ionize C
    4.3 > 4 therefore, O will not ionize


    the answer is YES

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  3. Nov 7, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Careful. The question is "Is it possible to ionize...". They are not asking about units, they are telling you that certain units are easier to use.
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