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What is an electron made up of?

We have all studied that electrons are among the constituents of an atom. But are they made up of still smaller bits of matter? This question was asked by Ela.

She further asks,

“charge is a property possessed by matter, then waht electron actually is?”

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  1. Protons and neutrons are hadrons which are made up of Quarks.but electrons i got no idea abt 😛

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