What is the charge on an electron?

The charge on the electron is 1.6021 x 10^-19 Coulombs


An electron is a negatively charged subatomic particle. It can be either free (not attached to any atom) or bound to an atom’s nucleus. The charge on a single electron is considered as the unit electrical charge. The mass of an electron at rest symbolized me, is approximately 9.11 x 10-31 kilogram (kg).

  • Electrons are found free in nature (free electrons) and bound within atoms.
  • Electrons are responsible for the negatively charged component of an atom.
  • Electrons are considered a type of elementary particle because they are not made up of smaller components.
  • Electrons are attracted to positively charged particles, such as protons.

Refer for more details

  1. Who Discovered the Electron
  2. Write A Short Note On The Discovery Of Electrons


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