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Problem: An alpha particle with charge +2.0 e is sent at high speed toward a silver nucleus with charge +47e. What is the electric force acting on the alpha particle when the alpha particle is 4.2 × 10−14 m from the silver nucleus? The value of the Coulomb constant is 8.99 × 10  9 N·m2/C2.1. Unable to determine2. 12.2639 N, repulsive3. 13.0467 N, repulsive4. 12.2639 N, attractive5. 13.0467 N, attractive6. None of these

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An alpha particle with charge +2.0 e is sent at high speed toward a silver nucleus with charge +47e. What is the electric force acting on the alpha particle when the alpha particle is 4.2 × 10−14 m from the silver nucleus? The value of the Coulomb constant is 8.99 × 10  9 N·m2/C2.

1. Unable to determine

2. 12.2639 N, repulsive

3. 13.0467 N, repulsive

4. 12.2639 N, attractive

5. 13.0467 N, attractive

6. None of these

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