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Do Atoms Ever Touch?
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Physicists define "contact" between atoms or molecules as the moment when the attractive force balances out the repulsive force between them. 02:43
The nuclear cores of different atoms and molecules do not naturally come together and "touch." 07:18
Because electrons can't be defined as particles occupying a concrete space, analogies that involve them "touching" are problematic. 10:06