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Coulomb's Law Application in an Atom

The nucleus of a (125)^Xe atom (an isotope of the element xenon with mass 125 u) is 6.0 fm in diameter. It has 54 protons and charge q= + 54e.

1)What is the electric force in N on a proton 1.90 fm from the surface of the nucleus?
2)What is the proton's acceleration?

Solution Summary

The solution uses Coulomb's law to calculate the electric force and proton acceleration.

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