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Who discovered the electron?


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Sir Joseph John Thomson

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B

Sir Edmund Hillary

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C

Albert Einstein

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D

William Tronisery

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Solution

The correct option is B

Sir Joseph John Thomson


Joseph John Thomson (J.J Thomson, 1856-1940) is widely recognized as the discoverer of the electron. He was the first to do in-depth studies and measurements of these cathode particles, and thus he is generally credited with having discovered the electron.

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