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  1. #1 strong force and electromagnetic force 
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    Hello I was thinking about, plastic explosiv.

    And as I understand an explosion of it, is essentially that the surrounding area around the explosion cant move fast enough to give room for the chain reaction.

    But what I wonder is the energy stored within the molecule that is realesed when it is exploding is it only equal to the electromagnetic force that holds the atoms togheter, or does the strong force applay to molecules as well in a smaller scale then in a nucleus of an atom?


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    Quote Originally Posted by w3ird0
    Hello I was thinking about, plastic explosiv.

    And as I understand an explosion of it, is essentially that the surrounding area around the explosion cant move fast enough to give room for the chain reaction.

    But what I wonder is the energy stored within the molecule that is realesed when it is exploding is it only equal to the electromagnetic force that holds the atoms togheter, or does the strong force applay to molecules as well in a smaller scale then in a nucleus of an atom?
    All chemical reactions involve only the "outermost" electrons of molecules and elements. The strong force only applies to nuclear reactions (like nuclear fission or nulear fusion).

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    Quote Originally Posted by w3ird0
    Hello I was thinking about, plastic explosiv.

    And as I understand an explosion of it, is essentially that the surrounding area around the explosion cant move fast enough to give room for the chain reaction.

    But what I wonder is the energy stored within the molecule that is realesed when it is exploding is it only equal to the electromagnetic force that holds the atoms togheter, or does the strong force applay to molecules as well in a smaller scale then in a nucleus of an atom?
    The strong force only applies to the nucleus. Atoms and molecules are held together or come apart only as a result of electromagnetic force.
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    But as I understand the strong force decrease very much with distance.

    But dont you think it is greater then 0 between the atoms in the molecule?
    The distance isnt so great.

    And there is alot of atoms who want to have 8 electrons in their other shell shouldnt it be very few molecules naturaly occuring if it wasnt something else then the electromagnetic force?
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    Quote Originally Posted by w3ird0

    But dont you think it is greater then 0 between the atoms in the molecule?
    The distance isnt so great.
    It is when compared to the size of the nucleus. A typical atom can have 100,000 times the radius of a nucleus.
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