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Electrons as Glue

The proton-electron model of the atom described in my book on physics has no neutrons in the nucleus. Instead, there are protons with electrons acting as glue to keep everything together.

I have no special reason to choose this model except for simplicity, so I’m open for refutations and alternative models.

Atomic nuclei of hydrogen, deuterium, helium, lithium and beryllium
Atomic nuclei of hydrogen, deuterium, helium, lithium and beryllium

For example, a valid objection can be made against this model in that there seems to be too few electrons to keep things from falling apart. This is evident from the helium atom depicted above, where four protons are held together by two electrons. It’s clear that at least one electron has to stick to more than two protons for the assembly to stick together.

But electrons are much smaller than protons. Some sort of deformation of the proton and/or electron would be required. Furthermore, an electron has a net negative charge of 1, which seems to suggest that there’s not enough negative charge to keep everything together.

However, this problem resolves itself once the electric conditions in and around atomic nuclei are properly modelled. The mechanisms that keep atomic nuclei from falling apart can be explained by combining the following three elements of my theory.

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