Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

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claudia_1h
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Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby claudia_1h » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:34 pm

I've noticed that several homework problems require the use of the numerical masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Do we need to memorize these values or would they be given on a test?

AKatukota
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby AKatukota » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:35 pm

It seems that we would probably be given these values or they would be found on some sort of reference table. But it also would not be a bad idea to know their general values.

Rachel Yu 1G
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby Rachel Yu 1G » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:39 pm

If it's needed for a test then the amount should be on the formula sheet. Otherwise, I don't think we'd be tested with a question that required us to memorize the mass of protons, neutron, and electrons. Also, these values are given on the back of the hardcover textbook along with a lot of other formulas/constants.

Natalie Nartz 4F
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby Natalie Nartz 4F » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:50 pm

I don't think we'll have to memorize them. But, the masses of each are as follows

electron: 9.11*10^-31 kg
proton: 1.675*10^-27 kg
neutron: 1.673*10^-27 kg

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:54 pm

I went to one of the UA sessions and they gave us a constants and equations sheet for practice problems. On that sheet was the masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons so I'm assuming that we don't need to know these values.

Donna Nguyen 2L
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby Donna Nguyen 2L » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:11 pm

We probably don't need to memorize the masses. If anything, I think we would need to know the mass of an electron since it seems to be the most commonly used, but I don't think we'll need to memorize it.

Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:28 am

I don't think we need to memorize the values. Many values are already provided on the formula sheet. However, try to know their masses relative to each other.

Madeline Phan 1E
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Re: Using masses of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Usually, the masses that are required for a calculation are given in the problem or on the formula sheet.


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