The attractive electrostatic force between an electron and a proton is:
The "size" of the atom in Rutherford's model is about 1.0 ✕ 10−10 m.
(a) Determine the attractive electrostatic force between an electron and a proton separated by this distance. ________ N
(b) Determine (in eV) the electrostatic potential energy of the atom. (Assume the electron and proton are again separated by the distance stated above.) __________ eV
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