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B Is there any possiblity an electron won't be attracted to a proton given a large distance?

  1. Jul 16, 2017 #1
    Firstly sorry for my english .
    I don't know how i should search this question this is why i am asking here.
    while i am thinking about charges,i think
    consider a positive charge. And put an electron very far from it. Is there any posiblity for electron don't affect from positive charge
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  3. Jul 16, 2017 #2
    As far as we know the electrical force of attraction between the proton and electron spreads to infinity but gets weaker with separation. In practise, however, the separation can reach values where the force becomes so weak that we may be unable to detect it. Also, the actual force on the electron and proton depends on structure and geometry of the rest of the
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