# Problem: The energy of a vibrating molecule is quantized much like the energy of an electron in the hydrogen atom. The energy levels of a vibrating molecule are given by the equation En = (n + 1/2)hν, where n is a quantum number with possible values of 1, 2, ..., and ν is the frequency of vibration. The vibration frequency of HCl is approximately 8.85 x 1013 s-18.85; imes ;10^{13} ;{ m{s}}^{ - 1}. Starting with a "stationary" molecule, what minimum energy is required to excite a vibration in HCl?

###### FREE Expert Solution
92% (297 ratings)
###### Problem Details

The energy of a vibrating molecule is quantized much like the energy of an electron in the hydrogen atom. The energy levels of a vibrating molecule are given by the equation En = (n + 1/2)hν, where n is a quantum number with possible values of 1, 2, ..., and ν is the frequency of vibration. The vibration frequency of HCl is approximately 8.85 x 1013 s-1. Starting with a "stationary" molecule, what minimum energy is required to excite a vibration in HCl?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Bohr Model concept. You can view video lessons to learn Bohr Model. Or if you need more Bohr Model practice, you can also practice Bohr Model practice problems.