What is the charge on an atom that has 12 protons, 10 electrons and 12 neutrons?

1 Answer
Dec 28, 2016

The charge is #+2#........


There are 2 more protons, massive fundamental particles of positive charge, than electrons, massless fundamental particles of negative charge. And thus the charge is #+2#.

You should be able to tell me the name of the element. If #Z=12#, what is it? You should also be able to tell me the isotope. What are they?