how to calculate force between an alpha particle and a proton separated by a distance of...

Asked by  | 4th Apr, 2009, 09:25: AM

Expert Answer:

Use Coulomb's law F = k q1 q2 / r2

An alpha particle is a helium nucleus, so use appropriate value of charge.

A proton has a positive charge.

Substitute values in above equation and calculate.

Answered by  | 4th Apr, 2009, 12:30: PM

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