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

How to calculate the Coulomb barrier between a proton and a lithium nucleus. The variable is r (interaction radius). The known data is Z_{1}, Z_{2}, k (Coulomb constant), and e (elementary charge).

2. Relevant equations

The equation is U_{Coul}= kZ_{1}Z_{2}e^{2}/r

3. The attempt at a solution

I used the sum of lithium's atomic radius and the radius of a proton as the interaction radius. I got 1.5200084x10^{-10}m. I plugged in all the numbers and got 4.552437x10^{-18}as my Coulomb barrier, which I think is incorrect.

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# Homework Help: How to calculate the Coulomb barrier between a proton and a lithium nucleus

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