# What is the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in ""_6^12C?

##### 1 Answer
May 2, 2017

6 protons, electrons, and neutrons.

#### Explanation:

The bottom number is the atomic number, ie the number of protons. Since this is a neutral atom, the number of protons will equal the number of electrons. The top number is the atomic mass, which is protons + neutrons.