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Number of protons contained in an atoms nucleus?


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Number of protons in an atoms nucleus?

Atomic number


What is a substance whose atoms have the same number of protons in their nucleus?

A substance whose atoms have the same number of protons in their nucleus are element of each other.


Why is an atoms mass said to be contained in the nucleus?

because an electrons mass is so minute compared to protons and neutrons that the mass is said to be contained in the nucleus


What does the number of atoms in the nucleus determine?

Do you mean number of protons in a nucleus? The nucleus is part of an atom.


What happens when the number of protons in an atoms changes?

When the number of protons in the nucleus changes, then the element itself changes. The number of protons in the nucleus DEFINES the element.


How do you determine the atomic number?

The atomic number is the number of protons in an atoms nucleus,simply count how many protons are located in the nucleus


How do the atoms of one element differ from those of another element?

Elements differ only [in or] by the number of protons that are contained within the Atomic Nucleus.


How do you determine an atoms identity?

From the number of protons in its nucleus.


What number of protons is in a atoms nucleus?

Depends on the element


Do all atoms have the same number of protons in their nucleus?

No. Isotopes of a given element contain the same number of protons. Atoms of different element, differ in the number of protons


What type of information does the atomic number provide?

The total number of protons and neutrons in an atoms nucleus. The proton number on the other hand states just the number of protons in an atoms nucleus, hence the atomic number take away the proton number equals the number of neutrons in an atoms nucleus.


What is number of protons of an atom is the atoms atomic number?

The number of protons in the atomic nucleus is equal to atomic number.


The number of protons in the nucleus indicates the atoms?

It indicates the atomic number


What is the atomic number of an element equal to?

the number of protons in an atoms nucleus


Atoms of an element have the same number of?

Atoms of an element have the same number of protons in each nucleus.


What is the total number of protons and nuetrons in an atoms nucleus?

Z, also known as the mass number, describes the total number of protons and neutrons in a nucleus.


Do all atoms with the same number of protons have the same name?

Yes, all atoms with the same number of protons will have the same name. The number of protons in an atomic nucleus is what we use to number the elements. Elements with the same number of protons are the same element, as the identity of an element is due solely to the number of protons in its nucleus.


Which is the element with the largest number of protons in the nucleus of its atoms?

Ununoctium


Which number is the atomic number?

the number of protons in an atoms nucleus is called atomic number


An atoms atomic number is equal to it's what?

An atoms atomic number is equal to the number of protons in it's nucleus.


How are atoms identified?

they are identified by their atomic number which is the number of protons in their nucleus.


What does the atomic number of an element tell us?

the number of protons in an atoms nucleus


What is the sum of the number of protons and neutrons in an atoms nucleus called?

The mass number.


An element can be identified by the number of?

An element can be identified by the number of protons in the nucleus of its atoms.


Is the number of protons and neutrons in the atoms nucleus often know as the atoms number?

No it is not the atomic number. We call it mass number.