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Given= k_e=8.98755*10^9 Nm^2/C^2, q_p=1.6021*10^-19 C, and g=9.8 m/s^2.

Two alpha particles (helium nuclei), each consisting of two protons and two neutrons, have an electrical potential energy of 6.35*10^-19 J.

What is the distance between these particles at this time? Answer in m.

Note:I figure out that 1 alpha particle is 3.2*10^-19C. So using the Potential energy of electric formula I squared 3.2*10^-19. Afterwards I divided it by 6.35*10^-19 and multplied that by 8.98755*10^9C to get the answer of 1.45313788*10^-9C. However the answer was incorrect what did I do wrong?

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