Why is the parallel orientation slightly lower in energy than the anitiparallel orientiation?
What is the context of your question?
Because [itex]-cos(0) < -cos(2\pi)[/itex]
Slight typo there Gokul, because [itex]-cos(0) < -cos(\pi)[/itex]
thank you very much!
Gah, yes of course.
However, the point I was trying to convey was that the question needed to be more specific for the answer to be meaningful.
ok~ sorry about that~
Don't just say you are sorry- be more specific! What is the context of the question? What is it that is "parallel" or "anti-parallel" and what energy are you talking about?
Separate names with a comma.