Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 33 - Think and Explain - Page 635-636: 52


Like charges repel each other.

Work Step by Step

Protons have the same positive charge as the target nuclei, so they must be sent in with enough speed (i.e., kinetic energy) if they hope to overcome the mutual repulsion and to make contact.
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