An atom of sodium has 11 protons, 11 electrons,and 12 neutrons, what is its atomic number and mass number?

1 Answer

The atomic number is 11. The mass number is 23.


The atomic number tells you the number of protons for an atom. Since the atom is neutral, the number of electrons must be the same as the number of protons.

The mass number is found by adding the number of protons and neutrons.

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