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The potential energy of a pair of hydrogen atoms separated by a large distance x is given by U(x)= -C6/x^6, where C6 is a positive constant. What is the force that one atom exerts on the other? Is this force attractive or repulsive?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm thinking we have to take the derivative of the equation??

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# Homework Help: Force and Potential Energy

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