Which subatomic particles are located in the nucleus of a carbon atom?

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Feb 24, 2017

Answer:

The subatomic particles in the nucleus of a carbon atom are protons and neutrons.

Explanation:

The atomic nucleus contains protons and usually neutrons (except for hydrogen-1 (protium) atoms. The number of protons is an element's atomic number and is the same for all atoms of an element. Carbon has atomic number #6#. So all atoms of carbon have #6# protons in their atomic nuclei. Carbon atoms also contain neutrons in their atomic nuclei, which may number #6#, #7#, or #8#.