The strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental universal forces, is responsible for holding atoms together. Without it, the nucleus, consisting of positive protons and neutral neutrons, would have nothing to stop ... More »

The forces that hold different atoms together are intramolecular forces called bonds. Additionally, there are interactive forces between atoms of different molecules, like the van der Waals force, but these are much weak... More »

The forces that hold atoms together are the electrical force and the strong force, which is stronger than the electrical force. The electrical force does the majority of the work of holding atoms together, but the strong... More »

The forces that hold atoms together are the electrical force and the strong force, which is stronger than the electrical force. The electrical force does the majority of the work of holding atoms together, but the strong... More »

Ionic bonds hold atoms together using the electrostatic charge between their positive and negative ions. These ions are formed when electrons are transferred between atoms, the net loss or gain determining if the ion is ... More »

The two forces that hold atoms together in a molecule are the electric force and the nuclear force. These forces bind the three parts of an atom, which include electrons, neutrons and protons. More »

The strong nuclear force holds the particles of an atom's nucleus together. The subatomic particles affected by the strong force are called nucleons and consist of protons and neutrons. More »