What is the importance of the proton?

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Function in the AtomThe protons inside an atom's nucleus help bind the nucleus together. They also attract the negatively charged electrons, andkeep them in orbit around the nucleus. The number of protons in an atom's nucleus determines which chemical element it is.

Who invented Proton? Rutherford

What is Proton made of? Along with neutrons, protons make up-the nucleus, held together by the strong force. The proton is a baryon and is considered to be composed of two up quarks and one down quark.

What is inside a proton? A proton is made up of 3 quarks, namely uud,_but it is also constituted, as jinawee pointed out, of virtual quarks and antiquarks who are constantly being created and annihilated via strong force which is mediated by gluons, described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

What is the importance of a neutron? Neutron is charge less particle in an atom. It has mass but slightly less thanproton. It is present in nucleus which plays important role to stable an atom. The neutrons and protons are together in a nucleus due the strong nuclear force which makes them to remain in the form.