The experimental mass ratio of proton and electron is 1836.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Nobody knows why it has to be this number.

Sir Arthur Eddington did a lot of research on magic numbers of physics. But he did not succeed. One of the magic numbers is the fine-structure constant and another is the mass ratio of proton-electron.

Using the general form of H+ and H-, one can elucidate the mystery of this number 1836.

The proton mass is given by

[tex]n^{15}H-[/tex]

The electron mass is given by

[tex]n^7H-[/tex]

If we now assumed the LOE order is 6, i.e., n=6. The ratio is

[tex]6^8[/tex]

Multiply by 2 and take the square root gives 1832, less than 1% of the accepted value. In this calculation, the contribution from continuous is ignored. And other unknown factors are not considered.

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# Mass Ratio Using H+ and H-

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