Particles having a net negative charge are called what?

1 Answer
Jun 10, 2018


I think you are looking for anions...


Ions with a negative charge are called anions. Some common anions include sulfate #(SO_4^(2-))#, nitrate #(NO_3^-)#, and chloride #(Cl^-)#. This happens when there are more electrons in the ion than protons.

A single fundamental particle in physics and chemistry with a negative charge is called an electron, though.