I'm just having a difficult time trying to differentiate between variables used and terms thrown around in PChem.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

First of all, what is the difference between "bond energy" and "bond dissociation energy" in a Morse potential curve? I thought they were interchangeable.

Also, does anyone know what the vibrational constant (v_{e}) is? I've been searching through my book and the terms "vibrational constant" isn't on there, but for some reason, I keep thinking it's this equation:

ω = (k/m)^{1/2}

But my book never gives that equation a name! I just assumed it was a vibrational constant because of the force constant, k.

I'm so confused...

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