This is an arbitrary question Is it possible that regardless of whatever atom is present, a process is used to remove all electrons in the atoms that comprise a specific substance? For example if I had say what I will arbitrarily call "An electron boiler" and I just dump in any house hold items or dirt or garbage and this machine through this process just removes electrons from the atoms... is that even possible? What would happen? I also wanted to know what an electron means in terms of electricity. MeV and such. You can't just thing of an atom as a battery can you? You wouldn't think of electricity as "that's 1 electron right there!"