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    The hydrogen atom consists of a proton of mass 1.67 x 10 -27
    kg and an orbiting electron of mass 9.11 x 10-31 kg. In one of its orbits, the electron is 5.3 x 10-11 m from the proton. What is the mutual attractive force of gravitation between the electron and proton?
    Please provide detailed explanation and reflect your work with units.

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    Using the Newton's law of universal gravitation formula, we have:

    F = G*m1*m2 / ...

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