Atoms and Atomic Structure

What is net charge?

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2010-11-12 01:37:02

The net charge is the charge that there is more of in an object.

For example, if an object has 5 electrons (negative charges) and 4

protons (positive charges), then the net charge is negative because

there are more electrons in the object. If the object gains 2

protons through the transfer of electric charge then the net charge

becomes positive. However, if the object loses 1 proton to have an

equal amount of both protons and electrons, then the net charge

becomes nuetral.

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