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kym02
 11 months ago
why is it easier to 'hit' a nucleus with a neutron than with a proton?
kym02
 11 months ago
why is it easier to 'hit' a nucleus with a neutron than with a proton?

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

kym02
 11 months ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was thinking the same thing...ehh i dont know :l

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

kym02
 11 months ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Neutron: neutral Proton: +1 Nucleus: +1

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

kym02
 11 months 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?

kym02
 11 months ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh wait, scratch that attracted part 'cause opposite attracts.

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

kym02
 11 months ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That was quite simple :)

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

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