The diagrams represent the potential energy of a function of the inter-atomic distance . Which diagram corresponds to stable molecules found in nature

a)b)c)d)

The diagrams represent the potential energy of a function of the inter-atomic distance . Which diagram corresponds to stable molecules found in nature

a)b)c)d)

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When the distance between atoms is large then interatomic force is very weak. When they come closer, force of attraction increases and at a particular distance force becomes zero. When they are further brought closer force becomes repulsive in nature This can be explained by slope of curve shown in graph (a) |