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NCERT CLASS IX - Science Textbook

Chapter 4 - Structure of the Atom

If number of electrons in an atom is 8 and number of protons is also 8, then (i) what is the atomic number of the atom and (ii) what is the charge on the atom?


(i) Since, both the no. of electrons and protons is 8, then the atomic number is 8.
(ii) The charge is 0. There is no charge because both the number of electrons and protons are same or equal.

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