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Two protons are kept at a separation of 10 nm. Let Fn and Fe be the nuclear force and the electromagnetic force between them.

  • Fe = Fn

  • Fe >> Fn

  • Fe << Fn

  • Fe and Fn differ only slightly.

Solution

Fe >> Fn

Two protons exert strong attractive nuclear force and repulsive electrostatic force on each other. Nuclear forces are short range forces existing in the range of a few fms. Therefore, at a separation of 10 nm, the electromagnetic force is greater than the nuclear force, i.e. Fe >> Fn

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 HC Verma Solution for Concepts of Physics - Vol. 2 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 24: The Nucleus
MCQ | Q: 8 | Page no. 440
Solution P Two Protons Are Kept at a Separation of 10 Nm. Let Fn and Fe Be the Nuclear Force and the Electromagnetic Force Between Them. Concept: Nuclear Force.
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