# How many protons are in the nucleus of an atom of chlorine?

The identity of a nucleus is defined by the number of MASSIVE, positively-charged nuclear particles contained in its nucleus, and here ${Z}_{\text{the atomic number}} = 17$...the which number unequivocally identifies a CHLORINE nucleus. But how do I know this? Do I have access to some table that lists the name of each element according to $Z$? You're damned right I do...