Regarding action reaction forces

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When I apply a force to a wall and the force applies a contrary force, what is causing the wall to apply this force on my hand on the atomic scale?
 

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Drakkith
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The electromagnetic force repels the atoms in your hand away from the atoms in the wall.
 

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