Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

la

  • 3 years ago

why is a nucleus of an atom so dense?

  • This Question is Open
  1. Mashy
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    That is cause a almost all the mass of the atom (the protons and neutrons) are bound together in a very very very tiny space.. why? cause they are held by this amazingly strong force which we call as the Strong nuclear force.. The most strongest force in a nature (as per the current laws of physics :D )

  2. gleem
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Actually we probably don't know. The strong force is attractive and produces a negative energy when engaged reducing the total mass of the interacting particles (E=mc^2). For example the proton is made up of three quarks each much more mass than a proton but interacting via the strong force end up being considerably less massive.

  3. gleem
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Actually the strong force could be used as a rationale for high density but doesn't explain the mass which does contribute to density.

  4. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy