Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 33 - Think and Explain: 57

Answer

The short-range strong nuclear force holds nucleons together. The electric force causes protons to repel each other because they have the same charge, though neutral neutrons are not affected by the electric force.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 622-623.
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