What is the total charge of the nucleus of a carbon atom?

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Jan 30, 2017

Answer:

The total charge of the nucleus of a carbon atom is #+6#.

Explanation:

Carbon has atomic number #6# on the periodic table. This is because all carbon atoms have #6# protons in their nuclei. Every proton has a +1 charge. Carbon atoms also have neutrons in their nuclei, numbering from #6-8#. However, neutrons have no charge. So the total charge of the nucleus of a carbon atom is #"+6"#.