# Which element on the periodic table has a total of 16 protons?

May 5, 2016

This one is easy, it is sulfur.

#### Explanation:

$Z$, the atomic number is the number of protons, positively charged nuclear particles. But $Z$ defines the identity of the element, If $Z = 1$, the element is hydrogen, $Z = 2$, the element is helium, .............$Z = 16$, the element is sulfur.

How did I know this? Well, I have access to a Periodic Table which lists all known elements according to atomic number. There should be a Periodic Table beside you now!

Which element has a total of 19 protons?