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Atoms consists of electrons, protons and neutrons as the fundamental particles. The electrical charge of an atom will be ___.



A

positive

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B

negative

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C

neutral

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D

cannot be predicted

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Solution

The correct option is C

neutral


An atom has always an equal number of electrons and protons. The charges due to them cancel out. So, the atoms are always electrically neutral. Neutrons are neutral in charge and have no charge. 


Chemistry

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