Copyright

Is a proton a subatomic particle?

Question:

Is a proton a subatomic particle?

Particles:

In the sciences, especially in physics, we often do problems that specify that we're working with particles. A particle is a general term for small objects capable of having physical properties such as mass and volume. Particles range in size from the size of a speck of dust at the largest all the way down to smaller than even an atom.

Answer and Explanation:

Yes, a proton is a subatomic particle.

A subatomic particle is defined as any particle smaller than an atom. An atom is composed of a nucleus...

See full answer below.

Become a Study.com member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer

Learn more about this topic:

Loading...
Protons: Definition, Charge & Mass

from General Studies Science: Help & Review

Chapter 28 / Lesson 2
47K

Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library