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Homework Help: How to calculate the total energy of an atom

  1. Nov 24, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    1. Consider the boron oxide molecule, BO, in the ground state.

    (a) Calculate total energies separately for each of B and O atoms (in their ground states).

    2. Relevant equations

    (1 Hartree = 27.212 eV, 1 eV = 23.045 kcal/mol).

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Etot = IE1 + IE2 .... but i do not know the values ..for each electron
    so I considered IE = EB+ - EB
    ... but I am still confused ... I want to to know how to start the problem ?
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