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    Coulomb's Law Application in an Atom

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    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?

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    Solution Summary

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