So my question is this that suppose we consider a solid everyday object, say a spherical stone. Now, if I consider an atom or a molecule of the stone away from the center of the stone, then I can say that the gravitational force on the atom/molecule is non zero due to the other atoms/molecular constituents of the stone in question. So what force balances this unbalanced gravitational force?
If it is the electric repulsion due to the other atoms then why does the body not explode outward, for the electric repulsion due to the other atoms is way stronger than the gravitational force? Or am I missing something here?
Also, does the crystal structure of arrangement of atoms inside the solid play a role in this?