# Leptons: Elementary Particles Explained

Leptons are elementary particles, which implies they don’t seem to be made from any smaller particles.

There are six recognized varieties of leptons (12 for those who rely antiparticles). Three of those particles are negatively charged: electronsmuons and tau particles. The opposite three are neutrinos, which is electrically impartial. There’s a corresponding neutrino for every sort of charged lepton, so we’ve the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino, and the tau neutrino.