Relationship between energy and electrical charge?

  1. E=mc² shows the relationship between matter (mass) and energy, but another elementary information in the atomic physics is the electrical charge. So exist some relationship between energy and electrical charge?
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  3. Matterwave

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  4. Simon Bridge

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    The famous relationship is properly ##E=\gamma mc^2##, where the gamma comes from relativity.
    It is an identity - mass is another form of energy.

    The Universe has other rules - you cannot freely convert one form of energy into another.
    i.e. kinetic energy does not spontaneously turn into gravitational potential energy - you also have to direct the momentum upwards.

    As well as conservation of energy, you have to obey other conservation laws.
    One of them is a conservation of charge.

    The effect of charge is that you can only create charged particles in oppositely charged pairs.
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