A diatomic molecule such as molecular nitrogen (N2) consists of two atoms each of mass M, whose nuclei are a distance d apart. What is the moment of inertia of the molecule about its center of mass?
A. M d 2
B. 2M d 2
C. 4M d 2
D. 1/2 M d 2
E. 1/4 M d 2
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