Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 9 - Problems: 9.34

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

The positively charged nucleus in each atom attracts an electron field of an approaching atom. Electron fields of both of the atoms will repel, allowing the balance of the nuclear attraction.
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