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What kind of charge do Atoms have?

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Atoms have a neutral charge. This is due to atoms having the same number of positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons.

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There are 3 sub-atomic particles within every atom. They are:

  • The proton (which has a positive charge)
  • The neutron (which has no charge)
  • The electron (which has a negative charge)


In every atom, the number of protons always matches the number of electrons, therefore, atoms have a neutral charge.

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