# Homework Help: Baryon may have a charge

1. Dec 14, 2004

### NYROCKFAN

A baryon may have a charge of:

a) -1/3 e
b) 0 e
c) 2/3 e
d) 4/3 e

I have no idea what a baryon is... and I've spent over 20 minutes online trying to answer this simple question.

2. Dec 14, 2004

### cyby

3. Dec 14, 2004

### NYROCKFAN

Ok... I read that but I still don't get it.

4. Dec 14, 2004

### NYROCKFAN

My guess would be choice b) 0 e.

Am I correct?

5. Dec 14, 2004

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
<looks at cyby and asks> "Are you stalking me?" :)

Read under "Baryon", and look at the two EXAMPLES of baryons that were given. Anything more, I might as well do this problem for you and you would have learned nothing.

Zz.

P.S. Did you miss the "Homework Zone" section when looking for a place to post this?

6. Dec 14, 2004

### NYROCKFAN

I did read... they're protons and neutrons. So, that's why I asked "Is it 0 e?" for a neutron.

7. Dec 14, 2004

### NYROCKFAN

And this isn't homework... it's in a review packet for my final exam, but the packet is all the things he didn't teach us that we might need to know.

8. Dec 14, 2004

### cyby

Well, what are the charges of the baryons listed? Since you know that two examples of them are neutrons and protons, you can easily deduce their charge quantities....