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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
Considering the molecule as collection of two spherical atoms whose centers are joined such that they touch each other,
Then, as a rigid body the system has 6 degrees of freedom and around the axis joining the two centers, the two atoms could rotate in the opposite directions and if the two atoms are not considered symmetrical, then this motion also adds one more degrees of freedom. So, the total degrees of freedom of the system is 7.
Is this correct?
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
Considering the molecule as collection of two spherical atoms whose centers are joined such that they touch each other,
Then, as a rigid body the system has 6 degrees of freedom and around the axis joining the two centers, the two atoms could rotate in the opposite directions and if the two atoms are not considered symmetrical, then this motion also adds one more degrees of freedom. So, the total degrees of freedom of the system is 7.
Is this correct?
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