# Problem: Does the potential energy of two protons increase or decrease when the distance is increased from 63 pm to 1.0 nm?

###### FREE Expert Solution

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###### Problem Details

Does the potential energy of two protons increase or decrease when the distance is increased from 63 pm to 1.0 nm?