What are the properties of anti-matter?

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What are the properties of anti-matter?
Does anti-matter have anti-mass?
Since there is anti-matter, is there also anti-energy?
Is anti-matter subject to anti-gravity?
Can particles with no anti- counterpart be considered as matter?
 

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What are the properties of anti-matter?
Does anti-matter have anti-mass?
Since there is anti-matter, is there also anti-energy?
Is anti-matter subject to anti-gravity?
Can particles with no anti- counterpart be considered as matter?
a) No
b) No
c) No
d) Probably, though not sure.
 
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What are the properties of anti-matter?
Does anti-matter have anti-mass?
Since there is anti-matter, is there also anti-energy?
Is anti-matter subject to anti-gravity?
Can particles with no anti- counterpart be considered as matter?
Anti-matter is not some dark counterpart of matter that does everything the opposite, such as fall up and accelerates the opposite of where you push it. It's simply a property of it's electric charge: the "protons" are negative, and the "electrons" are positive. Anything "weird" about antimatter is simply a manifestation of this fact.
 
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Anti-matter is not some dark counterpart of matter that does everything the opposite, such as fall up and accelerates the opposite of where you push it. It's simply a property of it's electric charge: the "protons" are negative, and the "electrons" are positive. Anything "weird" about antimatter is simply a manifestation of this fact.
Some might interpret this as saying that "anti-electrons" are "protons" and vice-versa. Would you like to clarify this?
 
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Sure...except I can't seem to edit my post now?

Anyway, the antimatter counterpart of a proton has all the same properties of a proton, except the electric charge is negative. For an antimatter counterpart of an electron, all the properties are the same except that it's electric charge is positive.
 
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Look up anti matter on wikipedia for some good info on it. =)
 
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