The short-range forces responsible for the binding in the nucleus imply that a nucleus should not be very large.
Which of the following statements are true concerning a stable nucleus?
Check all that apply.
A. There is a limit to the size of a stable nucleus because of the short range of the strong nuclear force.
B. A stable nucleus contains a larger number of neutrons than protons.
C. There is no limit to the size of a stable nucleus because of the great strength of the strong nuclear force.
D. A stable nucleus contains nearly equal numbers of protons and neutrons.
E. A stable nucleus contains a larger number of protons than neutrons.
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