Worksheet: Molecular Bonds
In this worksheet, we will practice calculating the dissociation energies of different ionic, covalent, and van der Waals molecular bonds.
Potassium fluoride () is a molecule formed by an ionic bond. At equilibrium separation the atoms are apart. Determine the electrostatic potential energy of the atoms. The electron affinity of is 3.40 eV and the ionization energy of is 4.34 eV. Determine dissociation energy. (Neglect the energy of repulsion.)