How many times nuclear force is greater than gravitational f

• Subrata_Paul
In summary, nuclear force and gravitational force are two different types of forces. Nuclear force is a strong force that holds particles within an atom's nucleus together, while gravitational force is a weak force that attracts objects with mass to one another. They are measured in units of newtons (N) or pounds-force (lbf) and nuclear force is always stronger than gravitational force, with a strength about 10^38 times greater. They cannot cancel each other out and have different impacts on the stability of an atom. The strong nuclear force is essential for keeping an atom stable by preventing the positively charged protons in the nucleus from repelling each other.
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The Attempt at a Solution

How does one characterize the strength of a force? Force has to act on something. This thing is called a "charge".

I don't think you should take this question too seriously.

Gravity acts on mass. The nuclear force binds nucleons together. To get some sort of comparison you need a typical particle mass and the color charge between quarks.

From what I've been able to decipher, it's an artificial comparison where colour charge of a particle is pretended to be equivalent to its gravitation charge.

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1. How is nuclear force different from gravitational force?

Nuclear force is a strong force that holds the particles within an atom's nucleus together, while gravitational force is a weak force that attracts objects with mass to one another.

2. What are the units used to measure nuclear force and gravitational force?

Nuclear force is measured in units of newtons (N), while gravitational force is measured in units of newtons (N) or pounds-force (lbf).

3. Is nuclear force always greater than gravitational force?

Yes, nuclear force is always stronger than gravitational force. The strength of nuclear force is about 1038 times greater than the strength of gravitational force.

4. Can nuclear force and gravitational force cancel each other out?

No, nuclear force and gravitational force act on different scales and cannot cancel each other out. They also have different properties and functions.

5. How does the strength of nuclear force impact the stability of an atom?

The strong nuclear force is responsible for keeping the positively charged protons in an atom's nucleus from repelling each other. Without this strong force, the atom would not be stable and would fall apart.

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