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- 99% of mass of hydrogen is not in the 3 quarks and the electron, where is it/ how is it expressed?

Hi! My name's Logan Knox and I'm aspiring to eventually understand the physics and nature of the quantum world in its totality, and I have a LONG way to go, but I have to get there by asking the right questions, and I think this is the first step to finding the right question to ask for this problem. The total mass of the up quarks, down quark, and electron in just a non isotope hydrogen system around 9.6 MeV using 1MeV= 1.78266e-30kg

9.611MeV=1.71e-29kg where as the mass of a typical hydrogen system is 1.67e-27kg which is 100x heavier! Since mass is energy I'm assuming (hopefully correctly) that this is energy stored up as either kinetic or potential energy (neither of which do I understand how they manifest on the field level, perhaps excess energy not bound by particles? remember I'm on a learning quest so if that's incorrect an explanation would mean the world) My question is where is the missing mass? Assuming a system with no momentum, where is the excess mass? If it is free energy where is that energy stored, and what field does it occupy, it it energy that has not manifested into particles on the electron field, up quark field, both, neither? I would love to truly understand this problem, but I'm assuming I'm asking the wrong questions, and if so, what is the right one?

9.611MeV=1.71e-29kg where as the mass of a typical hydrogen system is 1.67e-27kg which is 100x heavier! Since mass is energy I'm assuming (hopefully correctly) that this is energy stored up as either kinetic or potential energy (neither of which do I understand how they manifest on the field level, perhaps excess energy not bound by particles? remember I'm on a learning quest so if that's incorrect an explanation would mean the world) My question is where is the missing mass? Assuming a system with no momentum, where is the excess mass? If it is free energy where is that energy stored, and what field does it occupy, it it energy that has not manifested into particles on the electron field, up quark field, both, neither? I would love to truly understand this problem, but I'm assuming I'm asking the wrong questions, and if so, what is the right one?

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