(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The J=0 to J=1 transition fro 12C16O carbon monoxide occurs at 1.153x10^{5}MHz. Calculate the value of the bond length in CO.

2. Relevant equations

2B = h/(4π^{2}I)

μ = m1*m2/(m1+m2)

I = μr^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

I = 6.61x10^{-34}/ (4*π^{2}*1.153x10^{8}) = 1.45x10^{-43}kg m^{2}

μ = 12.01*16.00/(12.01+16.00) *1.661x10^{-27}= 1.14x10^{-26}kg

r = √(I/μ) = √(1.45x10^{-43}/1.14x10^{-26}) = 2.52x10^{-9}m or 2520 pm, which is significantly larger than the observed value of 113 pm.

Does anyone see where I went wrong?

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Calculate CO bond length from J=0 to J=1 transition

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