Atoms and Atomic Structure
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Could a nucleus of more than 1 proton but no neutrons exist?

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Answered 2009-05-05 01:24:10

No, it cannot exist because without any neutrons, the protons will repel each other since the nucleus would have multiple positive charges.

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