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Electric potential energy of the two protons?

  1. Apr 16, 2012 #1
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    The nucleus of a helium atom contains two protons. In a simple model of this nucleus, the protons are viewed as point particles separated by a distance of 1.0 fm (1.0 x 10^-15 m). What is the electric potential energy of the two protons?

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  3. Apr 17, 2012 #2

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