# A neutral element contains 17 electrons. What is the element?

Sep 6, 2017

You have got a neutral element with 17 electrons......

#### Explanation:

If it has got 17 electrons, then it has also got 17 protons if it is neutral. And thus we got the element $\text{chlorine}$, for which $Z = 17$. The wording in the question is clumsy.