Why are atoms electrically charged?
Atoms are electrically charged in order to attract other atoms during a chemical reaction to combine to make 2 new substances through displacement or combine through synthesis and make a new element ie. Na+Cl =NaCl = Salt
What state of matter does not have a definite shape or volume and consists of electrically charged particles?
Electrically charged atoms are known as ions. Ions occur when an atom looses or gains electrons. A normal atom is neutral, because it has the same number of positive protons and negative neutrons. When electrons are lost or gained, the atom can become positive (a cation) or negative (an anion). When an atom is positeve or negative, it is electrically charged.
If all atoms contain the same types of subatomic particles why do different atoms have different properties?
If an electrically uncharged body is contacted by an electrically charged body the uncharged body will?
To become electrically charged, a conductor must either have an excess of electrons (negatively charged) or a deficiency of electrons (positively charged). For every free electron moving around in a current-carrying conductor, there is a corresponding proton within the fixed atoms, so the conductor is neither negatively- nor positively-charged, but neutral.
Atoms become electrically charge when they reacting to one another. The two groups of charged atoms are cations (positively charged) and anions (negatively charged), and all together these types of atoms are called ions. The ability to become electrically charge depends on their electronegativity values and ionization energies. Electronegativity refers to an atom's "pull" on electrons, meaning that the more electronegative an atom is the harder it will "pull" on electrons from other atoms. The…