Answer to conceptual questions. (a) Would life be different if the electron were positively charged and the proton were negatively charged? (b) Does the choice of signs have any bearing on physical and chemical interactions? Explain your answers.
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No. Life would be no different if electrons were positively charged and protons were negatively charged. Opposite charges would still attract, and like charges would repel. The naming of positive and negative charge is merely a convention.