Are there different kinds of quarks?

There are 6 different kinds or flavors of quarks. They each have different things that make them unique, like their mass (or weight) and their electric charge. The top quark is the heaviest. Up and down quarks are in most everything we know of and they are the lightest. You have to get more energy together to create the strange, charm, bottom, and top quarks.

Different types of quarks

Next Question & Answer Back to Topics