Diatomic Hydrogen Molecule

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Homework Statement


Consider an ##H_2## molecule where the protons are separated by a wide
distance R and both are located on the z-axis. Ignoring the spin degrees
of freedom and treating the dipole-dipole interaction as a perturbation,
use perturbation theory to estimate an upper limit for the ground state
energy of this molecule.


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The Attempt at a Solution


What I think is that since hydrogen molecule has 0 dipole moment there should be no perturbation to calculate.
 

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The problem is asking you about the interaction between the two atoms that make up the molecule: how does one atom affect the other through a dipole-dipole interaction?
 

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