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# How does a neutron have same number of protons and electrons?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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a neutron is neutral. it doesn't have the same number of protons and electrons, but an atom that is neutral does. A neutron has the same mass as a proton but it doesn't have a chrge. Protons are positively charged and electrons are negatively charged. Wiki User

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### Does a neutron atom had the same number if protons as it does electrons?

Yes i believe it does.

### An isotope of nitrogen could have more protons neutron electrons?

Each isotope has the same number of protons and electrons but a different number of neutrons.

### Which Atoms have the same number of protons as what other?

The neutron. Unless it is an isotope, which has a different number of neutrons.

### What is the differences between isotope and element?

Regular elements contain regular neutron number and the same number of protons and neutrons. Isotopes have different neutron numbers than the original element, but the same number of protons and electrons.

### Are Isotopes are forms of an element that have the same number of protons but a different number of electrons?

NO. Isotopes are forms of an element that have the same numbers of protons and electrons, but differing numbers of neutrons. For example Helium-3 has two protons, two electrons, and one neutron and Helium-4 has two protons, two electrons, and two neutrons.A form of an element that has a different number of electrons than the number of protons is an "ion".

### Which two particles have roughly the same mass?

Protons and neutrons have almost the same mass.

### How are Xe-129 and Xe-130 same and how are they different?

They have the same number of protons (54) and electrons. 130Xe has one more neutron in the nucleus.

### How do you determine the number of neutron?

Protons = Atomic Number Electrons = Atomic Number Neutrons = Atomic Mass - Atomic Number *A note on Atomic Mass* Atomic Mass is the sum of the number of protons and neutrons in an atom. Every time you remove or add a Proton/Electron or a Neutron, you change the mass by one. *A note on Protons and Electrons* The number of Protons and Electrons in an atom is always the same. Whenever you talk about adding/removing a proton or an electron, you are by default adding/removing one of the other as well.

### How many electrons versus protons in an atom?

The number of electrons should = the number of protons.

### In an atom the number of electrons must be the same as the number of?

protons, because the protons are positive and the electrons are negative so to have a neutral atom the protons and electrons must be balanced

### What atom has the same number of protons and electrons?

Naturally, all elements have the same number of electrons and protons.

### How can the number of proton neutron and electron be calculated to get atomic number and atomic mass?

atomic number is the amount of protons, equal to the atomic number, the electrons, minus the mass number atomic number is the amount of protons, equal to the atomic number, the electrons, minus the mass number atomic number is the amount of protons, equal to the atomic number, the electrons, minus the mass number