28th November 2019

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What is the electric charge of the neutron?

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Similarly, it is asked, do neutrons have a charge?

A neutron, like the name implies, is neutral with no net charge. The charge is believed to be from the charge of the quarks that make up the nucleons (protons and neutrons). A proton is made of two Up quarks, with 2/3 positive charge each and one Down Quark with a negative 1/3 charge (2/3 + 2/3 + -1/3 = 1).

Is a neutron positive or negative?

Proton—positive; electron—negative; neutron—no charge. The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite. The same number of protons and electrons exactly cancel one another in a neutral atom.

Why neutron is neutral?

Neutrons are the particles in an atom that have a neutral charge. They aren't positive like protons. They aren't negative like electrons. So, if an atom has equal numbers of electrons and protons, the charges cancel each other out and the atom has a neutral charge.
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