Forces within the nucleus

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Strong nuclear force

  • Very strong compared to gravity and electrostatic force.
  • Can overcome electrostatic repulsion.
  • Effect only short range (5*10^-15 m / 5 femto meters)
  • Works between all necleons.
  • Repulsive at very short range (1 femto meter)

Two protons are strongly attracted because the strong nuclear fors is…


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