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protons 26 electrons 26 neutrons Iron will have 26 electrons 26 protons (they are = because the atom is neutral) and it will have 30 neutrons (because protons + neutrons= your atomic weight)

electrons have virtually no mass

If the iron atom had a +2 charge there would be two less electrons than protons. 26 protons 24 electrons 30 neutrons.

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Q: An atom of the element iron has an atomic number of 26 and an atomic weight of 56. If it is neutral how many protons neutrons and electrons does it have?
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