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What is the relative charge of a proton?

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A proton has a relative charge of +1. The relative charge of an electron is -1 and a neutron is 0.

An easy way to remember:

Postive proton (+1)

Neutral neutron (0)

and then electron charge is the opposite of proton charge so...

Negative electron (-1)

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