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This is correct. An atom with an equal number of electrons and protons is electrically balanced, and is electrically neutral. It will have no overall charge.

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Q: Does an atom have no overall charge if it contains equal numbers of electrons and protons?
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An atom has no overall change if it contains an equal numbers of?

Protons and electrons.

An atom has no overall charge if it contains equal numbers of?

Electrons & Protons.

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Potassium contains 20 protons. it contains 20 electrons.

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