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Jarfi
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Nov12-11, 04:00 PM
P: 268
Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
This is not true.

While neutrons can be formed by the merging of an electron and a proton, they does not mean they are made of other particles. Subatomic particles are made of quarks. The type of quarks they have determines their charge. And they can change from one type to another.
Wait what? neutrons are particles? but I have always seen them described as three quarks orbiting each others? and protons to, so I tought they were just groups of quarks? and I assumed it to be like the atom, where the atom is not a particle because it is a group of particles. Aren't all particles that aren't point particles made of other particles?

this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Qu...re_neutron.svg