Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard

Discovery of Charged Particles in Matter - Neutrons (n)

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  • Neutrons
  • Discovery of Neutrons
  • Properties of Neutrons



Neutrons have no charge and a mass nearly equal to that of a proton. It was eventually named as neutron. Neutrons are present in the nucleus of all atoms, except hydrogen. In general, a neutron is represented as ‘n’. The mass of an atom is therefore given by the sum of the masses of protons and neutrons present in the nucleus.

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