If we have an atom for which #Z=17# that possesses #"16 electrons"#, how would we represent it symbolically?
The atomic number relates to the number of protons, fundamental positively charged particles in the nucleus. The number of protons defines the element. Because there are
Do you have to remember this? No, because you should always be given a copy of the Periodic Table. You should have access to one now, and you certainly should be able to tell me what element we have when