Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 20

Answer

Nuclei of this size are too large to be stable.

Work Step by Step

For atomic numbers greater than 92, the nucleus is too large. The attractive strong nuclear force, being extremely short-ranged, is not sufficient to overcome the repulsion of the large number of positively-charged protons.
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