$\overline{){{\mathbf{F}}}_{{\mathbf{el}}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{k}}}_{{\mathbf{e}}}\mathbf{\left(}\frac{{\mathbf{Q}}_{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{Q}}_{\mathbf{2}}}{{\mathbf{d}}^{\mathbf{2}}}\mathbf{\right)}}$

You may want to reference (Pages 165 - 166) Section 5.1 while completing this problem.

Calculate the electrostatic force of repulsion and gravitational force of attraction for two protons separated by 76.0 pm. If allowed to move, will the protons be repelled or attracted to one another?

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