Calculate electric force between unlike atoms of a molecule?

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How can I calculate the attractive electric force between the unlike atoms of a water molecule?

Would I use Coulomb's law?

Using Coulomb's law: I don't understand the radius I would use?
 

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You would use the Hellmann–Feynman theorem.
 

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