1. Make a carefully annotated sketch of the Lennard-Jones potential for Xe-Xe, given that σ = 0.406 nm and depth of potential well = 3.16 x 10-21J for Xenon.
The equilibrium distance is 1.12 σ. Calculate and mark on the equilibrium separation of Xe2. (Optional. Show from Lennard-Jones that the equilibrium distance is 1.12 σ )
The Lennard-Jones potential is made up of two different potential energy terms. To what are these due? Sketch the two energy terms on the same plot.
Using the Lennard-Jones parameters, explain why xenon is a gas at 300 K.
The heat of evaporation of Xe is 12.64 kJ mol-1. From the Lennard-Jones parameters, estimate the average coordination number of Xe in the liquid state.