Problem: Which interaction of nature binds neutrons and protons into nuclei?

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We are asked which interaction of nature binds neutrons and protons.


Recall that the basic unit in chemistry is the atom

The atom has 3 subatomic particles:

1. Protons (p) are positively (+1) charged particles found in the nucleus

2. Neutrons (n) are uncharged particles found in the nucleus

3. Electrons (e) are negatively (-1) charged particles found outside the nucleus

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Which interaction of nature binds neutrons and protons into nuclei?

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