Can protons move just like electrons?



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    No, here’s an analogy which explains:    a proton is to an electrion as the sun is to the earth.   The electrons move around the protons (paired with any number of neutrons to make up the atoms nucleus) in the electron cloud (the region of space where it encircles the nucleus).  The protons and neutrons in an atom are at the center or core, and the laws of gravity dictate that the smaller, less massive entity (the electrons, attracted by the more massive nucleus) will revolve around the larger entity (the protons and neutrons at the center). They are fundamentally different subatomic particles that do not move in the same way.

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