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Quantum Mechanics (Bond distance)

  1. Jul 4, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two molecules of OCS (atomic weigh of S is 32 amu and the other one is 34 amu) have values of h/8π2I of 6081.490E6 [1/s] and 5932.816E6 [1/s], respectively. Calculate the C-O and C-S bond distance. (Note that I is moment of inertia)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried to solve this by equating h/8π2I with the given value to find the bond distance. But my answers are apparently wrong (The textbook gives the final answer).
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  3. Jul 6, 2015 #2


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    It is impossible to tell what went wrong if you don't show your work.
    If the book gives a different final answer, it would also be interesting to see that.
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