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The other answers cover your second question well enough, but there's some detail still missing on the first one - what happens to the protons and electrons in a star when it collapses into a neutron star. The basic answer is simple: they become those neutrons. The reason that this happens is that, as it turns out, an {electron, proton} pair is sort of ...


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You don't say at what level you are studying this. Before you get stuck into the intricacies of exotic neutron star equations of state you need a good grounding in statistical mechanics and nuclear physics. A good place to start is the first few chapters of Shapiro & Teukolsky; "White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes" ...



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