Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 8 years ago

what are subatomic particles?

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  • Diane
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
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    Well, the 'sub' part of the word, in this case, means below the size of an atom. Subatomic particles are therefore smaller than atoms. They are the particles from which atoms are made. The stable particles, that is the ones that last a long time, are the electron, proton and neutron. But, several hundred particles have been discovered, most though, are very short lived, lasting only a few billionths of a second. :) :)

  • 8 years ago

    In simplest forms, a subatomic particle is a particle smaller than an atom.

    Source(s): Science Geek, Merrium-Webster
  • 8 years ago

    particles inside a nucleus like protons, neutrons, electrons etc

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