# Work to move Electron & Nuetron

## Homework Statement

A proton, an alpha particle, an electron, and a neutron are at rest at the corners of a square whose side length is 4.00×10^-10 m with the electron and neutron at opposite corners.

How minimum an amount of work must be done to move the particles far from each other?

## Homework Equations

Use 8.85×10^-12 F/m for the permittivity of free space and 1.60×10^-19 C for the charge on an electron.

$$KE_{i} = PE_{f}$$

$$\frac {1} {2} * m_{p} * v_{i}^2 = \frac {1} {4*pi*8.85*10^{-12}} * \frac {Q^2} {R}$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not exactly sure what we're trying to solve for. I was wondering if someone could clarify the problem

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You do not have to consider K.E. here.
THere are oppositely charged particles near each other. HOW much energy is required to seperate this configuration from the present state to a new state where al charges are inf. far away from each other.

You do not have to consider K.E. here.
THere are oppositely charged particles near each other. HOW much energy is required to seperate this configuration from the present state to a new state where al charges are inf. far away from each other.
I'm a little confused, is there an equation I can follow?

What equation can I start from to figure out this problem?