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# The ratio of electric force to the gravitational force between two protons separated by a finite distance is of the order of:

A
1019
B
10+19
C
1036
D
10+36
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#### Gravitational force =G(mp)2r2Electric force =K(e)(e)r2Ratio =K(1.6×10−19)2r2×r2G×(1.6 7×10−27)2=(9×109)×(1.6×10−19)2(6.6 7×10−11)(1.6 7×10−27)2=1.23×1020×1016=1036(order of magnitude)

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