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

At the point of fission, a nucleus of 235U with 92 protons is divided into two smaller spheres, each with 46 protons and a radius of 5.9x10^-15m. What is the repulsive force pushing these two spheres apart?

2. Relevant equations

F = k(qi)(q2)/d^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not quite sure what to use for the numerator of the equation. I believe that 5.9x10^-15m would be used as the distance. So, part of the equation would be (9*10^9)(x)(x)/5.9x10^-15.

Can anyone lead me to what numbers I SHOULD be using or at least give me a hint? Thank you! :)

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# Homework Help: What is the repulsive force pushing these two spheres apart?

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