The number of neutrons in a hydrogen atom will depend on which isotope of hydrogen we consider. Not all hydrogen atoms have the same number of neutrons. The vast majority of hydrogen atoms (over 99.98%) have no neutrons at all. Some have 1 (and this is called deuterium) and some have 2 (called tritium). These two isotopes occur naturally but are rare, as can be seen.
To determine the number of neutrons in an atom, you must use the mass number, which is the sum of the number of protons and the number of neutrons. Since the atomic number of the element (for H, the atomic number is 1) tells you the number of protons, you can find the number neutrons by subtraction.
See the Related Questions to the left for how to count the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in any atom of any element.
Firstly an atom does not have to have neutrons to be an atom. Secondly there are other isotopes of hydrogen that do have neutrons
One atom of hydrogen has 0 Neutrons, 1 Proton and 1 Electron.
Their are only 2 shells in the hydrogen atom.
No, a Hydrogen atom does not contain any neutrons. It only has one proton and one electron.
A hydrogen atom has one proton, one electron, and zero neutrons.
Hydrogen is an atom itself actually. Just a specific type of atom that has 1 proton, 0 neutrons, and 1 electron.
Hydrogen always has 1 proton, 1 electron, the neutrons vary... hrdrogen-3 has 2 neutrons.
One neutron per atom of hydrogen.
Yes. The nucleus of an atom contains both protons and neutrons. Except for the hydrogen atom which has no neutrons.
It's called a valence electron, and there's 1 for a hydrogen atom
Two and two
Hydrogen has several isotopes, and the average atomic weight for a hydrogen atom is about 1.007 u. Here are the neutron counts for each isotope:Hydrogen-1 (Protium): no neutronsHydrogen-2 (Deuterium: one neutronHydrogen-3 (Tritium): two neutronsHydrogen-4 (Quadrium): three neutronsHydrogen-5: four neutronsHydrogen-6: five neutronsHydrogen-7: six neutrons
Hydrogen-2 has one neutron per atom and hydrogen-3 has two neutrons per atom.
Hydrogen is a nonmetal gas. An atom has 1 proton and one electron.
None. The Hydrogen atom, by definition has one proton and one electron.
There is one proton in a hydrogen atom and no electrons or neutrons. Because the atom only has a single proton, it is referred to as a proton in chemistry.
You need to subtract the atomic number and the mass to get the number of neutrons
A hydrogen atom contains one proton, no neutrons, and one electron.
The neutrons of an atom are located in the nucleus (except hydrogen-1 isotope which has no neutrons).