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Alpha particle have a charge?

  1. May 17, 2005 #1
    Alpha particle have a charge???

    does an alpha particle have charge- like an electron does???
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  3. May 17, 2005 #2

    James R

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    An alpha particle is a helium nucleus, so it has a charge equivalent to 2 protons.
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