Neutrons: Definition & Concept


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Neutrons are the _____ of the subatomic particles and they have a _____ charge.

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1. A neutron is a massive particle made out of 3 _____, which makes it a _____.

2. To find the number of neutrons in an atom you can use the equation _____- _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of neutrons and properties of these subatomic particles. Topics which will be addressed that you need to know in order to pass this quiz include mass of a neutron, neutron isotopes, and particle construction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to apply your knowledge of:

  • The mass and charge of neutrons
  • What neutrons are made of
  • Equations to find out how many neutrons are in a particular atom
  • How to determine what is or isn't an isotope

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related neutron lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about neutron construction in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding neutron mass and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about determining the number of neutrons in an atom

Additional Learning

To learn more about neutrons, read the accompanying lesson titled Neutrons: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the follows objectives:

  • Define neutron and baryon
  • Understand what is a quark
  • Realize what is meant by 'strong nuclear force'
  • Explain what isotopes are and their relationship to radioactivity
  • Tell how the atomic number relates to neutrons