T/F: The electromagnetic force holds negatively charged electrons in orbit around the positively charged nucleus of an atom?

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  • 1 month ago

    Close enough to true that you ought to say T.  We can only quibble about what the words like "Orbit" mean, but the essential idea is that the electron is there only because it "wants" to be close to the nearby positive charge of the nucleus.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The answer by Mark IX is absolutely incorrect. The nuclear force binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus.

    It IS TRUE that the electromagnetic force binds electrons into orbital shells around the nucleus.

  • 1 month ago

    False, that would be nuclear force.

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