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How do you find the charge of a proton? Is it a constant or is there an equation?



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The charge on a proton is a constant. It is one unit of positive charge. The nucleus of an atom has 'n' protons where 'n' is the atomic number of the element.


The charge of a proton is a fixed constant. It is a built-in property of the proton. There is no simple equation that can be used to calculate it at this time.

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prof. topper



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