Coulomb's law

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Coulomb's law

Etymology: Charles A. de Coulomb
(in physics) a law stating that the force of attraction or repulsion between two electrically charged bodies is directly proportional to the strength of the electrical charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
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Each energy analysis suggests that Van der Waals interaction, electrostatic interaction and hydrophobic interactions are the fundamental driving force of the binding process, and solution free energy IGsolv (37.
4] in MNHs with increase in SSA content could be explained due to additional diffusion of Fe salts into the hydrogels as a result of electrostatic interaction between negatively charges SSA units with [Fe.
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The colloidal stability of the sterically stabilized dispersions is clearly dependent on the solvent quality, polymer coating thickness, and strength of the electrostatic interaction.
Thus, the oxidation of AA is facilitated at the positively charged surfactant CPC in solutions by electrostatic interaction between AA and CPC.
In aqueous coatings, electrostatic interactions are generally important for particle stabilization.
On adding the dye the conformation of the polycation, changes to a compact coil owing to dye binding, resulting from electrostatic interaction thus giving rise to metachromatic band.
He showed that the electrostatic interaction between charged interfacial colloidal particles is dominated by the screened-Coulomb contribution, which decays exponentially at small separations and by an algebraic dipole-dipole interaction at large separations:
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This difference may be due to stronger electrostatic interactions between negatively charged moieties and hBD-3, since hBD-3 is more positively charged (+11) than hBD-2 (+6) (27).
Note the positive electrostatic interaction energies in items 1 and 2 (and 3 below) due to the absence of hydrogen bonds.
0] the wavefunction oscillates rapidly due to the high kinetic energy in the deep potentials and shows striking interference patterns due to the strong electrostatic interaction.

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