Aside from neutrons, what else is found in the nucleus of an atom?

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Sep 21, 2016

Answer:

Well, the nucleus also contains protons.......

Explanation:

Well, the nucleus also contains protons, which are massive nuclear particles each with a formal positive charge. And the number of protons gives #Z#, the atomic number, which number determines the identity of the element: #Z=1, H#; #Z=2, He#;..........#Z=6, C#;....#Z=33, As#;.....

In the neutral atom, why is the number of electrons equal to the atomic number?