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: 58


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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