Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 33 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 633-634: 12


The "strong force" holds the nucleus together.

Work Step by Step

This is an attractive force that acts between nucleons, and is stronger than the electromagnetic repelling force that tends to drive protons apart. This is discussed on page 622.
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