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kym02
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why is it easier to 'hit' a nucleus with a neutron than with a proton?
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kym02 Group Title
why is it easier to 'hit' a nucleus with a neutron than with a proton?
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I really don't know. But if I had to guess, I'd think about the charge. What do you think?
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Think about the nucleus, the neutron, and proton.
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I was thinking the same thing...ehh i dont know :l
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, copy and paste this, and list their charges: Neutron: Proton: Nucleus:
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Neutron: neutral Proton: +1 Nucleus: +1
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Right! And that's good enough. Really, the nucleus will have a +1 charge for each proton, so the total charge is +1\(\times\) the number of protons. So, you know the like charges repel, right?
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Right! So, you have this.dw:1398301781038:dw Which will be easier to move, and why?
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you need a hint, think about the repelling. That electrostatic force.
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh so since the protons and nucleus are positively charged, repulsion will thus occur making it difficult to hit the nucleus. And since the neutron is neutral, it won't have any effect. Infact, it would actually be attracted to the nucleus. Am I right?
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh wait, scratch that attracted part 'cause opposite attracts.
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
With your edit, you're completely correct! :) I think you covered it all!
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That was quite simple :)
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
After you broke it down, yep! :)
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks for your help!
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That's what a lot of problems take. They're complex when you think of everything together. But it's easier when you understand it, which sometimes breaking down pieces so you can understand them and put the pieces back together. Then the problem will be easier.
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kym02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm yeah indeed!
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Your welcome! :) Take care!
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