How can an atomic number of electrons be determined?

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Apr 8, 2016

Answer:

Your question is ill-proposed. Electrons do not have an atomic number.

Explanation:

Atomic number is an atomic property, i.e. a property of the charged massive particles.

The number of positively charged nuclear particles, protons, is called #Z#, the atomic number.

In the neutral element, with atomic number #Z#, there are also #Z# electrons associated with the element. The number is the same, because if it was not, the element would not be neutral.