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Ionic Bonds and ionic Crystals

  1. Mar 2, 2009 #1
    is that at equilibrium, energy,U=0 from the equation below?
    U(R) = −(A /R6 )+ (B/R12 )
    i nid to differentiate the equation and equate U=0?
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
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  3. Mar 2, 2009 #2


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    Read the forum rules. You're not going to get help without having shown you've made some effort to solve what's obviously a homework problem.

    Really. If you think ionic forces are involved here, you need to open your textbook.
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