This week at school we did the Born-Mayer equation:
V=(NAzAzBe2)/(4??0d) x (1-d*/d) x A
I know that v is the coulomic potential energy, A is the madelung constant, that NA is the number of ions per formula unit, zA and zB represent the charge number of the ions, d is the distance between an anion and a cation, d* is a constant (taken as 0.345 angstrom).
The problem that I found in understanding this equation is the significance of each component in the above equation. Can someone very briefly explain their significance.
I hope that this thread doesn't require any attempt to the question I asked.