Problem: A helium nucleus has two protons and two neutrons.How many electrons would it take to equal the mass of a helium nucleus?

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Atomic Mass of Helium: 4 amu

Number of Electrons per amu: 1837 amu

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A helium nucleus has two protons and two neutrons.

How many electrons would it take to equal the mass of a helium nucleus?

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