How are baryons and mesons classified?


How are baryons and mesons classified?

Baryons and Mesons:

Baryons and mesons are the only two known subatomic particles made of quarks. Quarks are extremely small, fundamental particles that have six different flavors. Protons and neutrons in an atom are each made of three quarks, but the difference in the flavors gives these particles different charges.

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Baryons and mesons are classified by the spin of the particle. If the particle made of quarks has an integer spin, such as 0, 1, 2, and so on, it is a...

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