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why protons in an atom do not seperate?

Being positively charged particles protons should repel each other but they are held together in the nuclei of atoms. Why??

Note by Shoaib UR Rehman
2 years, 11 months ago

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Because the strong nuclear force is much much higher than the electrostatic force produced by the charges. check out this link http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/deuteron12.htm

Shashank Sharma - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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)

Krishna Sharma - 2 years, 11 months ago

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