What makes up the atomic number?

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Aug 11, 2016

Answer:

What makes up the #"atomic number............?"#

Explanation:

The number of protons, massive, positively charged particles, that are found the element's nuclear core. The atomic number, #Z#, represents the number of protons in the element's nucleus, and defines the identity of the element:

#Z=1, "hydrogen; "Z=2, "helium"; Z=3, " lithium"...................#; #Z=32," germanium."#