# Law of conservation of charge.

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charges have mass. and mass is simply the amount of matter in an object. if charges are made of matter, why can’t we create or destroy charge? why is it conserved like energy and matter?

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You seem to say it and then lose in your prompt.

Having a charge is a fundamental quality of matter, in other words that same things that make matter matter give it a charge.

While you can rearrange atoms to make different compounds, you can’t rearrange the parts of atoms to make different parts. You can’t turn an electron into a proton. You also can’t make an electron stop existing. So the number of electrons you start with *has* to the number you end with, same same with protons.

So you can rearrange atoms all you want, you can even break apart atoms if you want, but you can’t destroy or transmute electrons and protons and thus the amount of charge you start with *must* be the amount of charge you end with.

There isn’t a charge particle. Charge is a property of a particle–it does not have a mass. It just so happens that ALL particles which carry a charge have mass, but that in itself does NOT mean that charge has mass.

Even if the above wasn’t true, your question doesn’t make sense. You admit to the conservation of energy/matter, and at the same time try to ask: charge is matter, so why does it conserve?