How many electrons would it take to equal the mass of a proton?
There are three subatomic particles in the atom. The protons and neutrons are found in the nucleus of the atom while the electrons orbit the nucleus. The protons and neutrons are roughly the same size and mass while the electrons are much smaller.
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It would take approximately 1840 electrons to equal the mass of a proton. This is calculated using atomic mass units, abbreviated as AMUs. Despite the...
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fromChapter 9 / Lesson 15
We know all matter is made of atoms, but how is the mass of an atom expressed? Explore this lesson to learn more about atomic mass units (amus), carbon-12, and amu to kilogram conversion!