Being positively charged particles protons should repel each other but they are held together in the nuclei of atoms. Why??
Shoaib UR Rehman
2 years, 11 months ago
Because the strong nuclear force is much much higher than the electrostatic force produced by the charges.
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When the distance between particles becomes very less then very strong nuclear force acts between them which is much stronger than electrostatic force of repulsion(nuclear force is not central force and we cannot calculate the magnitude of this nuclear force)