# Are electrons, protons, or neutrons the smallest particles? If not what are?

Mar 9, 2017

Well, since we are in the Chemistry section, electrons, protons, and neutrons are the smallest fundamental particles.

#### Explanation:

All of chemistry can be rationalized on the basis of these fundamental particles, 2 of which are electrically charged (which ones?).

Of course, ask a $\text{nucular physicist}$, and the answer might be different.

Mar 10, 2017

Your question is posted in chemistry and it needs to be posted in physics. Quarks are the smallest particles we know . Many quarks make up one electron, proton and neutron. But if we refer to chemistry electron is the smaller both than proton and neutron.