The particles in the nucleus of an atom are approximately 1.00×10-15 apart, while the electrons in an atom are about 1.00×10-10 from the nucleus.
Calculate the electrical repulsion between two protons in a nucleus if they are 1.05×10-15 apart.
How many pounds would the force be?
If you were holding these protons, do you think you could feel the effect of this force?
Calculate the electrical attraction that a proton in a nucleus exerts on an orbiting electron if the two particles are 1.41×10-10 apart.
If you were holding the electron, do you think you could feel the effect of this force?