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Answered 2008-05-06 20:10:20

I suppose you mean if protons had negative charge. The atom would then have positrons surrounding it rather than electrons. Neutrons would be unaffected.

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Where would find electrons and what charge do they have?

Electrons are found outside the nucleus of the atom and they have negative charge.

Why are electrons negative?

Electrons move in circular orbits around the nucleus, this is because there is an electrical attraction between the negative charge of the electron and the positive charge of the protons in the nucleus. The reason why electrons have a negative charge is because without that charge, the positively charged protons would repel the electrons and one another.

If neutrons are found in the nucleus what charge will be on the nucleus?

Neutrons have zero charge, so a nucleus with 5 protons and 5 neutrons has the same charge as a nucleus with 5 protons and 6 neutrons: the charge on both is +5.Electrons have a negative charge, so if you had 5 protons, 5 neutrons and 5 electrons, the net charge would be 0. (But electrons aren't found inside the nucleus; they "orbit" around it. Their "orbits" are crazy complicated and aren't exactly orbits the way planets have--but that's a different question.)

If a nucleus has six protons six neutrons and six electrons what is the electric charge?

It would have a neutral charge, niether negative nor positive.

If the chlorine nucleus had twenty neutrons would the charge in the nucleus be greater less or the same?

The neutron has no charge so changing the number of neutrons in the nucleus would not change the charge of the nucleus.

If an atom gains an electron would it have a negative or positive charge?

it would have a negative charge

What is the subatomic particle that has a negative electric charge and is located in the cloud region outside the nucleus of the atom?

This is chemistry bro and that would be an electron.

Is a nucleus of an atom positive or negative?

In the strictest sense, the nucleus is made up of neutrons and protons. Thus by ignoring the affects of the electron, the nucleus would be considered positive. The neutrons are, by nature, neutral and exhibit no charge, thus the protons, which are positive, would give the the nucleus a positive charge. Consider the H+ species, without the electron, it is positive. Other considerations would be Ca(2+) or any other positively charged species, where the electrons are missing and the charge of the nucleus is observed.

If an atom gains an electron would it have a positive or negative charge?

Gaining an electron that has a negative charge would negatively charge the atom.

Where would a particle with a positive charge be be found in an atom?

The subatomic particle that has a positive charge is called a proton. A proton can be found in the nucleus, the centre of the atom. Around the nucleus negative charged particles, called electrons, revolve at various speeds.

How would you describe the nucleus of an atom?

the nucleus is the control center of the entire atom the nucleus of an atom has 3 basic subatomic particles: -the electrons which orbit the outside of the nucleus, electrons have a negative charge -the protons which are inside the nucleus and have a positive charge -neutrons which are also inside the nucleus have a neutral charge because they are neither positive nor are they negative something you need to know about protons and neutrons: the mass of the atom equals the protons plus neutrons and the atomic number of an atom tells how many protons are in an atom really being in the nucleus. The nucleus of an atom can best be described as the part of the atom with the biggest mass. It contains an atom's protons and neutrons.

There are 31 protons and 15 neutrons what is the charge on the nucleus?

the nucleus always has a positive charge. The atom on the other hand in its singular state will have no charge as the electrons negative charge counter the protons positive charge. in this example there will be 31 electrons The element would be Gallium but there are not enough neutrons in your question to even make a viable isotope. Gallium typically has 31 protons and 39 neutrons

What is the charge the nucleus of an atom?

It is always positive because the electrons (which are negatively-charged) are orbiting outside the nucleus and as compared to the positively-charged protons in the nucleus, you can say that the charge of the nucleus is always positive. The charge would then depend on the proton number.

Why is the overall charge on the nucleus positive?

The nucleus has a positive charge because it is inhabited by protons and neutrons. Protons have a positive charge and neutrons are neutral, so even if there was one proton and 10 neutrons, the nucleus would still have a positive charge.

What part of an atom in the nucleus and has no charge?

The nucleus of an atom containts protons and neutrons. Protons have a positive charge while neutrons have no charge at all. So your answer would be Neutrons.

What is an atomic particle with a negative charge?

Electrons have a negative charge. Anti-Protons can be synthesized in certain cases, and also have a negative charge, although they would not be part of normal matter.

What part of the atom is the neutron and what charge does it have?

The neutron is in the Nucleus and has a neutral charge whereas the proton that is also in the Nucleus has a positive charge. the electrons, which have a negative charge, are in concentric circles around the nucleus. If the atom had an atomic number of 16 then the electrons would be positioned like this; 2 in the first circle, 8 in the next and 6 in the final. The last number shows what row of the Periodic Table that atom of the element is in. Hope I helped. 2000AD

An atom with more electrons would have charge?

An atom with more electrons than protons will have a negative charge because electron has a negative charge and proton has a positive charge.

What would chlorine's charge be if it gained 1 electron?

It would have a charge of -1 (negative one).

What charge would an ion have if it had more electrons than protons?

it would have a net negative charge.

What is the charge obtained by a neutral object if you are charging by contact?

I believe you mean charging by contact as in electrons hitting the atom- then I suppose it would be a negative charge, because an electron is negative and it would make the charge of the opposing atom negative.

When an atom gains 2 electrons its because the ion has what charge?

It would have a negative charge. It would be a negative ion with a 2+ charge.Remember: when an atom gains electrons they become NEGATIVE.when an atom loses electrons they become POSITIVE.

An atom that has a charge is called?

Ion. A positive charge would make it a cation,and a negative charge would make it anion.

What does it mean if an object has a negative charge?

An object having a negative charge has more electrons than it would have in its neutral state.

When a gamma ray is emitted by a necleus the nucleus then has appreciably less mass or charge?

it would be charge