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    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 a hydrogen atom as 1.008 u, where 1u= 1.661X10^-27 kg. Express your answer in hertz.

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    This solution contains simple calculations regarding a vibrating hydrogen molecole.