Question #6885f

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May 14, 2017


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We have an isolated #""^14C# nucleus. We know, that in its nucleus there are six, massive positively-charged particles. How do we know this? But the nucleus also contains neutrons, massive NEUTRALLY-charged particles. And the sum of the protons and the neutrons give the mass number, which is here #14#. And thus there are 8 neutrons associated with this beast.

The mass of protons, and neutrons, are equal to a first approx. Interactions between protons and neutrons, at impossibly short nuclear ranges, are ATTRACTIVE, and enuff to counter the repulsive electrostatic force.