Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 33 - Astrophysics and Cosmology - Questions: 15

Answer

The temperature was too high.

Work Step by Step

It took hundreds of thousands of years for the universe to cool sufficiently from the Big Bang down to a point where the temperature was low enough for fast-moving nuclei and free electrons to form atoms.
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