diatomic molecule


Molecules As Planets...

a: Diatomic molecule ~
b: two bodies attracting by gravity

What: "It is this method that underlies a lot of science. We compare one thing to another, nothing the similarities and differences. A diatomic molecule is like two bodies attracting by gravity, a brick being dropped can be approximated as an entirely rigid object, the Sun-Earth-Moon system can be pictured as the Moon orbiting the Earth which in turn orbits the stationary Sun."

Writer: The Idle Scientist
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 30 2013 5:46 PM

a: Diatomic molecule ~
b: two masses connected by a spring

What: "For instance, a diatomic molecule is like two masses connected by a spring, so there's only one mode of vibration and one corresponding coordinate, namely the distance between the two atoms. The other degrees of freedom you're thinking of have to do with other types of motion, like translation and rotation."

Writer: vena
Date: Jul 30 2013 5:48 PM

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