Hydrogen atoms are not affected by gravity....?
And they have a negative charge, so how did they coalesce to form matter?
- goringLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The hydrogen atom is the simplest atomic structure of the table of elements.It is composed of a proton mass structrure and an electron mass structure.
All other atomic structure stems from a combination of Protons and,Neutrons which form a rotating Nucleous,and around that Nucleous revolvess combination of electron clouds called orbital.
They are called orbital because the electron has to balances the changing electrostatic gravity energy of the Nucleous at all time to maintain a stable atom.Other wise matter would just float and continually change configuration.
The phenomena of gravity has two folds which depends on gravitational field pressure; One is Interaction of macro masses & the other interaction of micromasses.
Gravitation pressure required to hold the components of the Hydrogen atom are much greater then the gravitational Pressure on the Earth -Sun system which are macromasses.
Therefore for this reason in the world of hydrogens atoms interaction with other atoms we have what is called electrostatic gravitational interaction which produce forces much greater than the forces produced by interactions of Large masses such as the Earth and the Sun.
We know the composition of elements which forms the atomic structure in the table of elements .But How they were created using what process "Humans just don't really know."
Positive and negative indicate the direction of interaction between mass structures and its arbritrary.. A particle mass structure is said to have a charge if its able to interact with another mass structure which has more structural energy than the other.
- Billy ButtheadLv 71 decade ago
The hydrogen atom is a single positive proton and a single negative electron,which constitutes a non-ionic particle.
Hydrogen like other matter is attracted by gravity.
The sun is mainly hydrogen and would dissipate if not maintained by gravity.
The quantum effect orchestrated the original clumping of matter that produced stars.
- TheOnlyBeldinLv 71 decade ago
Hydrogen atoms don't have a negative charge, otherwise they would be hydrides. And hydrogen atoms are not not affected by gravity; due to smaller mass and higher velocity, they don't "feel" the effects of gravity as much as heavier atoms or compounds.
They form other compounds the same way other atoms do - by colliding with other atoms or molecules with sufficient velocity (hence energy) to overcome the activation barrier needed to force a reaction.
- 1 decade ago
This question is fundamentally wrong. Hydrogen atoms are not negatively charged. A hydrogen ion is only a proton and has a positive charge. Also, hydrogen atoms are affected by gravity, they just aren't affected by it as much as heavier atoms would be.
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- campbelp2002Lv 71 decade ago
As others have said, hydrogen atoms ARE affected by gravity and are NOT negatively charged.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Hydrogen, like everything else in the universe, most definitely is affected by gravity, whether it is charged or not. Even light is bent by gravity. Hydrogen atoms gradually pull themselves together over millions of years, accumulating fantastic amounts of mass until fusion begins.
- 1 decade ago
Hydrogen atoms are affected by gravity, and the proof is up in the sky every day. Stars like the Sun are born by sufficient quantities of Hydrogen gas coming together that their mutual gravitation pulls them together tightly enough that their atoms start to fuse. But hydrogen atoms are extremely light, so we're talking about a ***LOT*** of hydrogen. You have to squeeze it so hard that it heats up to where it loses its single orbiting electron (which happens at temperatures as low as several tens of thousands of degrees) and the nuclei are crushed together past their mutual electromagnetic repulsion, which starts happening when one gets into the territory of millions of degrees.
Scientists believe that stars are born in clouds of gas--nebulae--most commonly out at the periphery of young galaxies like our own Milky Way. Over billions of years stars form and fuse matter into increasingly heavier elements which get spread around as stars form into novae and blast layers of the material that make them up in stellar explosions.
For more information, a good place to look would be a book either on astronomy or cosmology. In fact, since you're interested in how stars form matter cosmology would probably be more in line with your interest.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If It Has A Weight, It certainly is affected by gravity.