I have a question regarding calculationg the effective spring constant, K, for a CO molecule. The actual question regards the relation between the angular frequency for the molecule and the rigidity K. Look at my teachers solution he gives the following formula relating those:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

K(CO) = m'*w^2

, where m' is the reduced mass for the CO molecule and w is the angular frequency. I dont understand this formula at all, where does it come from? If someone has some insights in this, please help :)

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# Homework Help: Rigidity of a spring

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