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Moongurl767

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## Homework Statement

If a helium nucleus with a mass of 6.68x10^-27 kg, a charge of +2e, and an initial velocity of 1.50x10^7 m/s is projected head-on toward a gold nucleus with a charge of +79e, how close will the helium atom come to the gold nucleus before it stops and turns around? (Assume the gold nucleus is held in place by other gold atoms and does not move.)

## Homework Equations

Ki+Ui=Kf+Uf

E=DeltaV/d a=Fe/m=eE/m=edeltaV/md

Vf=square root [Vi^2+2ad]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know this is a conservation of energy for moving charges problem but I just can't seem to figure out how to calculate the distance with these equations and the given information. I feel like I am completely missing something on this one! Help please :)