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28. In response to a question, a student stated that in an atom, the number of protons is greater than the number of neutrons, which in turn is greater than the number of electrons. Do you agree with the statement? Justify your answer.

28. In response to a question, a student stated that in
an atom, the number of protons is greater than the
number of neutrons, which in turn is greater than the number of electrons. Do you agree with the statement? Justify your answer.

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 8740 Points
8 months ago
This statement is not right. As number of electron = number of proton in neutral atom. Number of neutron can be greater than the number of electron. Number of neutron can be equal to or greater than the number of protons because mass number is equal to double the atomic number.

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