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12. If the number of electrons in an atom is 8 and number of protons is also 8, then : (a) What is the atomic number of the atom? (b) What is the charge on the atom?

12. If the number of electrons in an atom is 8 and number of protons is also 8, then :
(a) What is the atomic number of the atom?
(b) What is the charge on the atom?

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 8740 Points
8 months ago
Given : Number of electrons = 8 Number of protons = 8 (a) Atomic number of the atom = Number of protons = 8 (b) As the number of electrons is equal to the number of protons in the atom, their charges neutralise each other. Therefore, the atom does not possess any charge.

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