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Fermi energy of bare proton

  1. Jan 19, 2010 #1
    As I know chemical potential of two reacting substances
    strongly depends on difference in Fermi energy between them.
    Fermi energy is inversely proportional to the mass of particles.
    Does that mean that Fermi energy of bare proton will be 2000 time
    smaller than that of electron?
    Usually nuclei energy do not participate in chemical reactions.
    But what about bare protons?They could be captured by atoms sometimes
    and form some intercalated compounds.
    Do exist some chemical reactions in which tremedious difference in
    Fermi energy of electrons and bare protons shows up with great
    energy excess?
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