(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

At the point of fission, a nucleus with 98 protons is divided into two smaller spheres, each with 49 protons and a radius of 6.38x10^-15 m. What is the repulsive force pushing these two spheres apart

Hint: d ≠ the radius

2. Relevant equations

F= k (q1q2/d^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

if the radius isnt d then i dont know what is. i have tried multiplying the radius by 2 because there are now 2 spheres and setting it up like

F= 9E9 (49 x 1.6E-19/4.76E-29^2) but that is incorrect

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