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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

What are..?

Sub-atomic particles made of?

I understand what they are. But what are they made of? If they make the things that make everything then what are they made of? Just A thought from a 14 yr old.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, atoms are made of a nucleus and an electron cloud. As far as we know, electrons are "fundamental particles" - that is, they can't be broken down any further.

    The nucleus can be broken up into protons and neutrons. Protons and neutrons can be further broken down into "quarks" (rhymes with corks); three quarks per proton or neutron. As far as we know, quarks are fundamental particles too.

    There are other particles around, but these are less common. Have a look at the reference below if you want more detail.

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