What is normally the net charge of an atom?
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Solution 5RQ In atom the positive charge is caused by proton which has charge of q = 1.6 × 10 19C charge and the 19 negative charge is caused by electron having charge of q e 1.6 × 10 C charge. So we have seen that the magnitude of charge for both proton and electron are same but having opposite charge. In general in an atom number of electrons and protons are equal. Hence the magnitude of total positive and negative charge will also be equal. Hence the total charge of the atom will be zero. So, normally the net charge of an atom is zero.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
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