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How to split an atom

Add this to the pile of mind-bending atom qualities: an atomic nucleus has less mass as a whole than its protons and neutrons would have separately. 265 more words

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What holds protons and neutrons together in the atomic nucleus?

Big questions, few answers

The nucleus consists of protons and neutrons. The more difficult question is explaining how these are bonded together. How are the protons held together in the nucleus? 2,289 more words

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