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An atom has no physical container, and is ONLY the 3 particles that make it up. If particles have more neutrons, then, naturally, they get bigger.

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More neutrons are present in large atoms in order to maintain stability and counteract the repulsive forces between protons. The additional neutrons help to increase the strong nuclear force to balance out the electrostatic repulsion from the protons, thereby preventing the nucleus from breaking apart due to excessive repulsion.

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