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What is the strong nuclear force? Atoms and Physics

By |2018-04-16T23:47:52+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Physics|

Diagram of an iron atom The protons inside the nucleus of an atom all have a positive electrical charge, so they push away from each other. But the strong nuclear force pulls the protons together. As you might think from the name, the strong nuclear force is very strong. It is stronger than [...]

What are quarks? Nuclear physics and science

By |2018-04-24T14:44:13+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Physics|

What are quarks? Tiny particles found all over the universe. What are quarks? Quarks and electrons are the tiniest particles. There are three quarks in every proton and three in every neutron, and protons and neutrons are the pieces of an atom. We can't see a quark, even with an electron microscope, but [...]

What is a proton? Atoms and Chemistry

By |2018-04-24T14:44:15+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Chemistry, Physics|

Autzen Stadium, in Eugene Oregon, seats 54,000 people A proton is a tiny particle, smaller than an atom. Protons are too small to see, even with an electron microscope, but we know they must be there because that's the only way we can explain how atoms behave. To give you an idea how [...]

Strong nuclear force project – Chemistry

By |2018-04-16T17:48:07+00:00June 1st, 2017|Chemistry|

You can't see an atom, so you can't see how its protons clump together to make the nucleus. But you can see a similar effect when the force of magnetism (a kind of electricity) works against the force of gravity. All you need is a magnet and a paper clip, a piece of thread and [...]