Atoms and Atomic Structure

When an object acquires a positive charge by the transfer of electrons what happens to its mass?

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August 10, 2016 4:34PM

It stays the same, the object must have lost electrons and while

they do have mass it is so small that is generally ignored. An

electron has a mass roughly 1/2000th of a proton or neutron, and

those aren't heavy to begin with!

The most acceptable answer should be that the mass stays the


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August 28, 2010 8:18PM

A non significant reduction of the mass

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