Repulsion strength

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Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Repulsion strength

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:55 pm

Is the repulsion strength stronger when electrons are closer or further apart?

Amy Kumar 1I
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Re: Repulsion strength

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:58 pm

Closer because radius is a variable in Coulomb's Law.

Marty Hockey
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Re: Repulsion strength

Postby Marty Hockey » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:59 pm

Repulsion is stronger when electrons are closer and weaker when they are further apart.

gferg21
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Re: Repulsion strength

Postby gferg21 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:00 am

the repulsion should be stronger when the electrons are closer together (closer to the nucleus), because of the atomic radius' role in coulomb's law.

thanh24mai
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Re: Repulsion strength

Postby thanh24mai » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:08 am

closer!

Rida Ismail 2E
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Re: Repulsion strength

Postby Rida Ismail 2E » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:20 am

If you think about two electrons as magnets it makes a lot of sense. If teo amgnets are close together they will repel strongly but if you separate them then you can barely feel the force between thrm. In the same sense, the electrons will repel when they are close by but not repel as much when they are far apart because the force is not strong enough.


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