What is electron, proton, and neutron?

Electron- is a negatively charged subatomic particle. Electrons in atoms exist in spherical shells of various radii, revolving around the positive nucleus. The charge on a single electron is considered as the unit electrical charge. It is represented by symbol e⁻ or β⁻ .  

Proton- is a positively charged subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and determining the atomic number of an element. It weighs 1amu.

Neutron- is a subatomic particle located in the nucleus of an atom. It has no charge. Its mass is slightly greater than that of a proton.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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