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Lead has an atomic number of 82 How many protons and electrons does lead have?
April 10, 2009 7:41AM
Atomic Number: It is an experimentally determined number characteristic of a chemical element that represents the number of protons in the nucleus which in a neutral atom equals the number of electrons outside the nucleus. Therefore, a neutral atom of Pb (lead) would have 82 protons and 82 electrons.