Why do electron clouds repel?

1 Answer
Nov 25, 2017

Answer:

Because they contain negatively charged particles called electrons that repel one another.

Explanation:

Electron clouds or 'orbitals' repel one another because they are negatively charged (they comprise of electrons which are negatively charged).

http://aether.lbl.gov/elements/stellar/strong/strong.html

When you try to 'push' one negative charge towards another, they repel one another and try to resist being pushed together.