Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 33 - Think and Explain: 56

Answer

They repel electrically because they have the same charge. However, they attract each other because of the short-range strong nuclear force. With the help of electrically neutral neutrons acting as a glue, the attractive forces win out.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 622-623.
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