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An elementary particle that is stable, bears a positive charge equal in magnitude to that of the electron, and has a mass of 1.672 614 × 10−27 kg, which is 1836.12 times that of the electron. The proton is a hydrogen ion and occurs in all atomic nuclei. See also hydron.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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