What are the smaller particles that make up protons and neutrons?
Quarks which are held together by gluons.
There are 6 types of quarks, but only the up quark and the down quark are found in protons and electrons.
The up quark has an electric charge of
The down quark has an electric charge of
3 quarks make up the proton and neutron:
Proton - Electric charge of
Has two up quarks and one down quark to get a charge of positive 1 since (
Neutron - Electric charge of
Has one up quark and two down quarks to get a charge of zero since (