In a CO molecule, the distance between C and O atom is 1.2A 0 . Calculate the position of center of mass of the system from the C atom. Assume the mass of Oxygen to be 1.3 times of mass of carbon atom.

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The distance between carbon and oxygen atoms in CO is 1.12 10-10 m (= 1.12A0).
Given, distance between the atoms (x 2) = 1.12 A0
Mass of carbon atom (m 1) = 12
Mass of oxygen atom (m 2) = 16
Consider, the situation when C-atom is located at origin, it is assumed this way because, center of mass has to be calculated with respect to C-atom.


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