Atomic Nucleus
Atomic Nucleus

Atomic Nucleus

by Jared Rovny, PhD

Atomic nuclei are collections of positively charged protons and (as the name suggests) neutrally charged neutrons, which are held together by a fundamental force known as the strong force. Although the nucleus typically makes up just .01% of an atom’s volume, more than 99.9% of the atom’s mass is harbored there. An understanding of the nucleus is important for understanding how an atom will react with its surrounding environment, as the chemical properties of a substance are determined by the negatively charged electrons enshrouding the nucleus. The number of protons in the nucleus is usually equal to the number of electrons, and a mismatch results in the creation of an ion.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:31 h
  • Quiz questions 18
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Atomic Nucleus

 Jared Rovny, PhD

Jared Rovny, PhD

Dr. Jared Rovny has been a Lecturer at Yale University in Connecticut, USA since 2013.
He obtained his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2019. He was awarded the D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics in 2019 and the Princeton Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Currently, he works with Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Yale College Prize Teaching Fellowship for his work in PHYS 171 (University Physics for the Life Sciences).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Rovny teaches courses on Physics.

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