# What would have happened if electron was considered positive?

We always keep on telling that current flows opposite to electron, since electron is negatively charged. And old people didn't knew, that it is electron which actually flows..

So, now if we correct them and change the convention. And consider electron as positive, what will happen?

Will our laws get mutated?

Is there a reason of taking electron negative and proton positive?

• @PranshuKhandal: Yes, by the same logic. But note that in the Lorentz formula, you have both the charge of an electric particle q and the electric field E; both would flip their sign. As a result, the term q*E does not change. Particles with equal charge still repel each other, and the sign of that charge does not matter. – MSalters Feb 25 at 12:54