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Problem: Two protons are released from rest when they are 0.750 nm apart.a) What is the maximum speed they will reach?

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Electric potential:

U=kq1q2r

Kinetic energy:

KE=12mv2

(a) 

From the conservation of energy:

U0 + KE0 = Uf + KEf 

KE0 = 0J

Uf = 0 J

U0 = KEf

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Two protons are released from rest when they are 0.750 nm apart.

a) What is the maximum speed they will reach?

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