Chemists Observe 'Spooky' Quantum Tunneling: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[TNSscientificresearch-Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news:
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- Extremely large electric fields can prevent umbrella-shaped ammonia molecules from inverting.
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A molecule of ammonia, NH3, typically exists as an umbrella shape, with three hydrogen atoms fanned out in a nonplanar arrangement around a central nitrogen atom. This umbrella structure is very stable and would norm...