Atomic structure

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If like charges repel each other, what keeps the protons clustered in the nucleus of the atom from separating ? and why wouldn't the electrons with a negative charge pull them out from the nucleus ?
 

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If like charges repel each other, what keeps the protons clustered in the nucleus of the atom from separating ?

There are 2 forces at work in the nucleus, one of them is stronger than the other ... can you name them and which is stronger ?
what else is in the nucleus besides the Proton(s), and how does that affect things ?




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Was hoping the Op would make an effort to research that
please don't be so quick with full answers :smile:
Sorry for that, Dave ... I can no longer delete the post, either :sorry:

I think my teachers get a bit irritated with that, too, sometimes :smile:
 
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Sorry for that, Dave ... I can no longer delete the post, either :sorry:

I think my teachers get a bit irritated with that, too, sometimes :smile:

no probs, just keep it in mind :smile:


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