Why is it necessary for electrons and protons to be attracted to each other?Â
A. The attraction determines the size of the atom. B. The attraction keeps the electrons from flying away from the nucleus. C. The attraction determines the size of the nucleus. D. The attraction determines the charge of the atom.
Electrons are found in the cell nucleus. They have a negative charge and they have a mass of 1/1836 of at the proton. The protons have a positive charge and are also found in the cell. When electrons and protons come close, they are attracted to each other. If they were not, then the electrons would move away from the nucleus.
Each nucleus needs the appropriate amounts of electrons that are needed in the atom to make it what it is supposed to be. If the electrons flew away, the atom would not be what it is supposed to be. Therefore, keeping the electrons in the nucleus by making the protons attracting them will make the atom stay the same.