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Calculate the rotational partition function for CO molecule

For a CO molecule, the constant epsilon is approximately 0.00024 eV. Calculate the rotational partition function for a CO molecule at room temperature (300 K), first using the exact formula: (j = 0 to ∞) Zrot = sum of (2j + 1)e-E(j)/kT = sum of (2j + 1)e-j(j + 1)epsilon/kT, and then using the approximate formula: (

States of atoms

A water molecule can vibrate in various ways, but the easiest type of vibration to excite is the "flexing" mode in which the hydrogen atoms move toward and away from each other by the HO bonds do not stretch. The oscillations of this mode are approximately harmonic, with a frequency of 4.8 x 10^13 Hz. As for any quantum harm

Distance Between Particles and Energy in Positronium

Positronium is an atom composed of an electron and a positron (mp = me, Q = +e). Calculate the distance between the particles and the energy of the lowest energy state of positronium. Hint: the reduced mass µ of the two particles equals me/(1 + me/m). -----------------a0 ------------------E0

Elastic Collision of two atoms in two dimensions

Please help me solve the following: An atom of mass m moving in the x direction with speed v collides elastically with an atom of mass 3m at rest. After the collision, the first atom moves in the y direction. Find the direction of motion of the second atom and the speeds of both atoms (in terms of v) after the collision. ---

Root-mean-square speed

What is the root-mean-square speed of chlorine gas molecules at a temperature of 47 degrees C? (Molecular mass of Cl2 = 71)

Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles

1.) It has been estimated that the Earth contains 1.0 x 10^9 tons of natural uranium that can be mined economically. If all the world's energy needs (7.0 x 10^12 J/s) were supplied by 235(U) fission, how long would this supply last? Assume that the average energy released in a fission event is 208 MeV. (Hint: 235/92(U) has a per

Free Electron Theory

(a) (i) What are the main assumptions of the free electron model? (ii) Give an example where the free electron model is in good agreement with experiment. (iii) Give an example where the free electron model fails. (b) (i) How does the nearly free electron model improve on the free electron model? (ii) Describe one of the s

Pressure of a Nitrogen Particle Striking a Wall.

In a period of 1.00 s, 8.00 x 10^23 nitrogen molecules strike a wall with an area of 7.40 cm^2. If the molecules move with a speed of 300 m/s and strike the wall head-on in elastic collisions, what is the pressure exerted on the wall? (The mass of one N2 molecule is 4.68 x 10^-26 kg.) Answer in KiloPascals

Order of Magnitude Calculations

Legend has it that, many centuries ago, Archimedes jumped out of his bathtub and ran across town naked screaming "Eureka!" after he solved an especially difficult problem. Though you may not have thought of things this way before, when you drink a glass of water, the water that you are drinking contains some water molecules that

Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Could some please give detailed soltions to the following past paper Question 2. Please highlight where standard formulas (showing the formulas in bold) are used and make all methods clear explaining what has been done and why.

Physics Problems

How does the number of atoms in a 26.5 gram gold ring compare to the number in a silver ring of the same mass? Amoung the higest and lowest temperatures recorded are 136degrees F in the Libyan desert and -129Degrees F in the Antarctica. What are these in Celsius? To make a secrue fit, rivets that are larger than the rivit

Solving: Kinetic Theory of Gases

Hi, I need some assistance with the following problems: 1. If the translational rms speed of the water vapor molecules (H2O) in air is 664 m/s, what is the translational rms speed of the carbon dioxide molecules (CO2) in the same air? Both gases are at the same temperature. 2. Near the surface of Venus, the rms speed of c


What kinds of evidence supports the belief that molecules of various kinds, including some complex ones, exist in space? Please include references to support answer.

Calculating force, power, equilibrium, and energy

1. A Ping-Pong ball has a diameter of 3.8 cm and average density of 0.084 g/cm3. What force is required to hold it completely submerged under water? 2. A tank with a cover, containing a liquid of density p, has a hole in its side at the distance y1 from the bottom. The diameter of the hole is small relatively to the diamete

Vibrating Hydrogen Molecule

When displaced from equilibrium by a small amount, the two hydrogen atoms in an H_2 molecule are acted on by a restoring force F_x = k_1*x with k_1 = 650 N/m. Calculate the oscillation frequency f of the H_2 molecule. Use m_eff = m/2 as the "effective mass" of the system, where m in the mass of a hydrogen atom. Take the mass of

Interstellar space: pressure, rms speed of the atoms

Interstellar space, far from any stars, is filled with a very low density of hydrogen atoms (H, not H_2). The number density is about 1 atom/cm^3 and the temperature is about 3K. A & B) Estimate the pressure in interstellar space. Give your answer in Pa and in atm. C) What is the rms speed of the atoms? D) What is the e

The Speed of Nitrogen Molecules

The Speed of Nitrogen Molecules The kinetic theory of gases states that the kinetic energy of a gas is directly proportional to the temperature of the gas. A relationship between the microscopic properties of the gas molecules and the macroscopic properties of the gas can be derived using the following assumptions: • The ga

Water condensation

Please do not place your response in a .pdf or .cdx format, but Word documents are okay. Thanks! Here's the actual problem: 3x10^4 cm^3 of 400 degrees Celsius steam at a pressure of 20.0 atm is cooled until is condenses. What is the volume of the liquid water? Give your answer in cm^3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Nitrogen may be combined with oxygen in proportion by mass of 1.75 g nitrogen to 1.00 g oxygen to form the gas nitrous oxide, N2O. The same elements may be combined in the ratio of 0.438g nitrogen to 1.00g oxygen. What is the atomic composition of the second compound? a. NO(2) b. NO c. N(2)O d. NO(3) 2. I

Molecular Mass, the Mole, and Avagadro's Number

Question: The artificial sweetener NutraSweet is a chemical called aspartame (C14 H18 N2 O5). A) What is its molecular mass (in atomic units)? B)What is the mass (in kg) of an aspartame molecule?

Microstates of Polymer Links

1) Polymers, like rubber, are made of very long molecules, usually tangled up. Another very crude model of a rubber band is that each link is either crumbled up or stretched. If it is crumbled up, its length is negligible and it is in the lowest energy state, call it E = 0. If it is stretched, then its length is L and it is in

Thermal Physics and Gas Molecules

In a 10 m^3 room at standard temperature and pressure, what is the probability of finding all of the gas molecules, in the left most 99% of the room?

Continuous Probability Distribution - Escape Velocities of Hydrogen Molecules

The surface of the sun has a temperature of about 5800K and consists largely of hydrogen atoms. We're given that the rms speed of a hydrogen atom at this temperature is 1.20*10^4m/s and the escape speed for a particle is 6.20*10^5m/s. Can appreciable quantities of hydrogen escape from the sun? Can any hydrogen escape?

Body water question

Assume that the human body is 75% water. How many moles of water are in your body? How many molecules? If I am 75% water, then why am I always getting thirsty? My body weight is 165lbs.

Water degassing techniques - description

When doing ultrasound work and the sound waves must pass through water, it is important to used gegassed (outgassed) water. This can be done by one of several methods. One is to make the pressure above the water sample as low as possible, i.e., a partial vacuum. The other is to boil the water at normal pressures. Discuss the phy