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    ??? I thought it was because the protons and electrons cancel each other out but i think im wrong haha
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    Why should they have charge?

    Bit of research for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_decay

    Gotta love Wikipedia.
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    (Original post by A.N123)
    ??? I thought it was because the protons and electrons cancel each other out but i think im wrong haha
    A neutron doesn't contain protons or electrons

    A neutron is made up of three quarks (little particles basically) and these can take different forms which have different properties.

    The quark composition of a neutron is one 'up' quark and two 'down' quarks (that's just their names :dontknow:)

    An 'up' quark has a relative charge of +2/3, and a 'down' quark has a relative charge of -1/3.

    So since +2/3 - 1/3 - 1/3 = 0, neutrons have no charge
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    because they're NEUTROns
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    (Original post by Kai's Wife)
    because they're NEUTROns
    haha yh i know their neutral and have no charge etc but i wanted to know why they have no charge in detail but Thank You anyways Xxx
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    (Original post by A.N123)
    haha yh i know their neutral and have no charge etc but i wanted to know why they have no charge in detail but Thank You anyways Xxx
    ohhh. np xxx
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    (Original post by Protostar)
    A neutron doesn't contain protons or electrons

    A neutron is made up of three quarks (little particles basically) and these can take different forms which have different properties.

    The quark composition of a neutron is one 'up' quark and two 'down' quarks (that's just their names :dontknow:)

    An 'up' quark has a relative charge of +2/3, and a 'down' quark has a relative charge of -1/3.

    So since +2/3 - 1/3 - 1/3 = 0, neutrons have no charge
    Thank You! XXX
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    (Original post by A.N123)
    haha yh i know their neutral and have no charge etc but i wanted to know why they have no charge in detail but Thank You anyways Xxx
    Why the universe be like it is? Because it do.
    If you want the really complicated answer you can get into gluons between quarks and all that ****, but even that leaves you unsatisfied.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Why should they have charge?

    Bit of research for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_decay

    Gotta love Wikipedia.
    Thank You xxx
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    (Original post by GrabDrop)
    Why the universe be like it is? Because it do.
    If you want the really complicated answer you can get into gluons between quarks and all that ****, but even that leaves you unsatisfied.
    I just like things in detail and im just curious but thanks anyways!
 
 
 
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