Charge to Mass Ratio of Pi-Particle: Calculate & Compare to Electron

In summary, the conversation discusses determining the charge to mass ratio of the (pi)- particle of He (3 nucleons) 2 electrons and comparing it to the charge to mass ratio of the electron. The equation q/m = charge to mass ratio is used, and it is noted that all subatomic particles have a charge of +/- (1.6 x 10^-19 C). The question asks to predict which particle has a greater mass - the electron or pion - and to justify the answer using charge mass ratios. Part B asks to use the value of the elementary charge (1.6x10^-19 C) to calculate the mass of the pion particle in kilograms and compare it to the mass of the electron. The
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My last question that needs to be completed today..

Determine the charge to mass ratio of the (pi)- particle of He (3 nucleons) 2 electrons. The charge to mass ratio of the electron is 1.76 x 10^11 C/kg

Equation:
q/m = charge to mass ratio
all sub atomic particles have a charge of +/- (1.6 x10^ -19C)

a)predict which particle has a greater mass - the electron or pion. Justify your answer referring to charge mass ratios

b)Use the value of th elementary charge (1.6x10^-19 C) to calculate the mass of the pion particle in kilograms. Compare the mass of the pion to the mass of the electron..

Can someone point me in the right direction i have no clue where to begin.
 
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nevermind figured it out.
 
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I have a similar question that I can't figure out part B to, does anyone know how?
 

Related to Charge to Mass Ratio of Pi-Particle: Calculate & Compare to Electron

1. What is the charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle?

The charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle is a physical quantity that describes the relationship between its charge and its mass. It is typically denoted by the symbol q/m and has the unit of coulombs per kilogram (C/kg).

2. How is the charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle calculated?

The charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle can be calculated by dividing its charge by its mass. The charge of a pi-particle is typically considered to be +1 or -1, while its mass is approximately 270 times that of an electron (9.11 x 10^-31 kg). Therefore, the charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle is approximately 3.7 x 10^7 C/kg.

3. How does the charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle compare to that of an electron?

The charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle is significantly greater than that of an electron, which has a value of approximately 1.76 x 10^11 C/kg. This means that a pi-particle has a much smaller mass for the same amount of charge, making it a more massive particle.

4. Why is the charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle important?

The charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle is important because it helps us understand the fundamental properties of this particle. It also allows us to compare it to other particles, such as the electron, and gain a better understanding of their differences and similarities.

5. How is the charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle measured?

The charge to mass ratio of a pi-particle is typically measured using a device called a mass spectrometer. This device uses electric and magnetic fields to separate particles based on their charge to mass ratio, allowing scientists to accurately measure this value for different particles.

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