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Bond Energy

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Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

Solution:
The following plot shows the potential energy of two Cl atoms as a function of the distance between them.
If the two atoms are very far away from each other, what is their potential energy of interaction?

Solution: The following plot shows the potential energy of two Cl atoms as a function of the distance between them. If the two atoms are very far away from each other, what is their potential energy of

Problem

The following plot shows the potential energy of two Cl atoms as a function of the distance between them.

A line graph has Cl-Cl distance (angstroms) on the X-axis, ranging from 0 to 6.0 with intervals of 2.0, and energy (kilojoules per mole) on the Y-axis, ranging from -300 to 200 with intervals of 100.  The line appears asymptotic to an energy of 0 as the distance increases beyond 6 angstroms. The following data values are approximate: Cl-Cl distance of 0.5 angstroms correlates to an energy of 100 kJ/Mol; 1 angstrom and -100 kJ/Mol; 2 angstroms and -230 kJ/Mol; 3 angstroms and -170 kJ/Mol; 4 angstroms and -85 kJ/Mol; 5 angstroms and -20 kJ/Mol; 6 angstroms and -20 kJ/Mol.

If the two atoms are very far away from each other, what is their potential energy of interaction?