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anonymous
 2 years ago
why is it easier to 'hit' a nucleus with a neutron than with a proton?
anonymous
 2 years ago
why is it easier to 'hit' a nucleus with a neutron than with a proton?

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theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I really don't know. But if I had to guess, I'd think about the charge. What do you think?

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Think about the nucleus, the neutron, and proton.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was thinking the same thing...ehh i dont know :l

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, copy and paste this, and list their charges: Neutron: Proton: Nucleus:

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Neutron: neutral Proton: +1 Nucleus: +1

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Right! 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?

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Right! So, you have this.dw:1398301781038:dw Which will be easier to move, and why?

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you need a hint, think about the repelling. That electrostatic force.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh 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?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh wait, scratch that attracted part 'cause opposite attracts.

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1With your edit, you're completely correct! :) I think you covered it all!

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That was quite simple :)

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1After you broke it down, yep! :)

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks for your help!

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That'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.

theEric
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Your welcome! :) Take care!
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