Do neutrinos a have a lepton number?

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Skellibog
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I'm so confused, I was under the impression that neutrinos had no lepton number but apparently they do?? I just need clarification on whether or not neutrinos have a lepton number and if so, does the electron antineutrino and the electron neutrino both have a -1 lepton number?
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Neutrinos are leptons so they have a lepton number of +1. Antineutrinos are antileptons so they have a lepton number of -1. Electron neutrinos/antineutrinos have an electron lepton number of +/-1, and muon neutrinos/antineutrinos have a muon lepton number of +/-1. Basically, each neutrino or antineutrino has the same lepton number as the electron/muon/antielectron/antimuon it corresponds to.
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Yeh what the above user said. Neutrinos are leptons so their lepton number will be +1. It is a bit confusing, try not to think about it too much, just understand that neutrinos and electrons are leptons.
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