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Homework # 3 (due Thursday, 3 February) 1. Consider an ionic solid which has the sodium chloride structure and in which the repulsive potential between two atoms is represented by A / R n , where constants A and n are phenomenological parameters. (a) Show that the equilibrium interatomic distance is given by 1 1 0 2 6 n nA R q α ⎛⎞ = ⎜⎟ ⎝⎠ . (b) Demonstrate that the cohesive energy per molecule at equilibrium is 2 0 0 1 1 =− q U R n . (c) Calculate the constant
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course PHYSICS 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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