What Is The Charge And Location Of Each Of The Subatomic Particles In The Atom?


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There are three subatomic particles. These are the Neutron, Proton and Electron. The Neutron carries no charge, but the Proton carries a positive charge. These two particles clump together at the centre of the atom and are orbited by the negatively charged electron. Electron are located at various different orbits that are at differing distances from the centre.

If the number of protons match the number of electrons exactly the atom is uncharged and so is neutral as the charges cancel. If there are more protons than electrons the atom is positively charged, otherwise it will be negatively charged.

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