What is the overall charge of a neutral atom?

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Sep 2, 2017

Answer:

A neutral atom has an overall charge of zero.

Explanation:

A neutral atom has the same number of positively charged protons in its nucleus as it has negatively charged electrons in the electron cloud surrounding the nucleus.

The diagram below illustrates a neutral carbon atom. There are #6# protons in the nucleus, and #6# electrons surrounding the nucleus.

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