[Pw_forum] The difference between binding energy and cohesive energy.
zhaohscas at yahoo.com.cn
Sat May 28 20:27:08 CEST 2011
Does the binding energy and cohesive energy mean the same thing or not?
From here: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=300117
I find the following explains:
Binding energy - the energy gained from chemical binding, usually
measured against the element in its 'pure' form, e.g. an O2 molecule for
Cohesive energy - the binding energy for the atoms of a crystal,
measured against the state of neutral free atoms.
But, I also read some references which regards them as same thing.
Hongsheng Zhao<zhaohscas at yahoo.com.cn>
School of Physics and Electrical Information Science,
Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China
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