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If an atom contains one electron and one proton, will it carry any charge or not?

 

Answer

The atom contains 1 proton and 1 electron.

  • The charge of a proton is +1
  • The charge of an electron is -1

 

Hence,

  Total charge on the atoms = Total charge of proton + Total charge charge of electron

                                                      = 1 + (-1)

                                                      = 0


Hence, it will not contain any charge .

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