If there is repulsion between the like charges, then why are the protons so closely packed in a nucleus?there neutrons also present in the nucleus but they are neutral so no effect is caused by them, right?

Asked by jaydip biniwale | 24th Sep, 2010, 11:40: AM

Expert Answer:

It is true that like charges repel each other and so protons present in the nucleus of an atom shoulf repel.

However, the presence of neutrons buffers the repulsive forces between the protons, hence stabilizing them.

Answered by  | 24th Sep, 2010, 03:13: PM

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