Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 33 - Think and Explain: 58

Answer

The very existence of stable atomic nuclei supports that contention.

Work Step by Step

Protons repel electrically because they have the same charge. Without the help of an attractive short-range strong nuclear force to compensate, nuclei wouldn’t exist. This is discussed on pages 622-623.
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