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Homework Help: Potential Energy Color Contour Question

  1. Jun 8, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Potential Energy Color Contour Question

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This graph is potential energy contour for deuterated water, HDO. The label on the horizontal axis is the O-H bond length. What I'm wondering is: How can you tell from this graph that the break of the O-H bond is favored of the breaking of the O-D bond?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2008 #2
    never mind I figured it out
     
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