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Homework Help: How to find the Bond length of N(2)

  1. Mar 3, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I know that The diameter is 0.33nm but I am not sure if this is relevant.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The sources I have found say that bond strength is not something you calculate but look up. This seems unlikely to be the case for this question however I cannot find a way to do it.

    Thank you
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  3. Mar 3, 2013 #2


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    I think this belongs in the introductory physics section. If you have the radial distribution function representing the number density of other N2 atoms in some sphere around a particular N2 atom, then you will observe a peak at a distance < diameter of a nitrogen atom. Consider why this may be the case. Knowing the definition of bond length and with reference to the radial distribution function, you can compute the bond length.
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