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The force responsible for holding an atom together is
  1. frictional
  2. electric
  3. gravitational
  4. magnetic
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OpenStax College Physics for AP® Courses Solution, Chapter 18, Problem 34 (Test Prep for AP® Courses) (0:21)

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This is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. An atom is composed of a positive nucleus surrounded by negatively charged electrons and the force responsible for holding this atom together is the electrostatic force because the electrons are attracted to the positive nucleus.