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An Introduction to Physical Science

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James Shipman + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079137

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ISBN: 9781305079137
Chapter 10, Problem 6SA
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What evidence is there to support the idea that the strong nuclear force is stronger than the electric force?

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Evidence to support the idea that the strong nuclear force is stronger than the electric force.

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Nucleus is composed of neutrons and protons. Neutrons are neutral in nature but protons carry positive charge due to which they experience electric repulsive force...

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