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Which particle has the least mass?

June 2017 NY Regents Chemistry Exam

4 Which particle has the least mass? (1) a proton (2) an electron

(3) a helium atom

(4) a hydrogen atom

Solution: An electron is very small and has a very small amount of mass compared to the mass of a proton. Helium atom has 2 protons (atomic number) and a hydrogen atom has 1 proton.

Answer: 2

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