Diffrentiate between an electron and neutron?

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Jul 25, 2018

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An electron
-has a negative charge
-has relatively no mass compared to a neutron
-not found in the nucleus
-found in the electron cloud that surrounds the nucleus
-the electrons on the outermost ring called the valence electrons participate in chemical reactions
- is considered a lepton, an elementary particle

A neutron
-has a neutral charge
-is significantly heavier than a electron
-found in the nucleus with protons
-made of quarks, specifically 2 down quarks and an up quark