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Forces of attraction inside atom

  1. Oct 14, 2009 #1
    Hello my fellow physic-doers,

    If say a nucleus containing 2 protons pulls on 2 electrons. Will the electron be pulled closer if the number of protons is constant but there is only one electron assuming there was no repulsion between 2 electrons in the first case? Does the electromagnetic strentgh of a field decrease if it acts on more charges?

    Thanks for any responses
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2009 #2

    Nabeshin

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    Nope.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2009 #3
    does the electric field get affected at all. i.e get smaller/distorted?
     
  5. Oct 14, 2009 #4

    Nabeshin

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    Well since we seem to be neglecting the electric field contributions from the electrons in the first place, the answer would be no. If you do want to consider the electrons, obviously this would change if there was only one as opposed to two.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2009 #5
    i meant that the electrons both have a field except that the fields of the electrons do not affect each other
     
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