In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the properties of positrons, the differences between positrons and electrons, and the differences between matter and antimatter.
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The diagram shows an electron and a positron colliding. The two particles are destroyed and a high-energy photon is created. What is the name given to this process?
Which of the following statements correctly describe the similarities and differences between electrons and positrons?
- Electrons and positrons have different masses.
- Electrons and positrons have opposite electric charges.
- Electrons and positrons have the same mass.
- Electrons and positrons have the same electric charge.
What particle is the antiparticle of the electron?