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If an Atom Contains One Electron and One Proton, Will It Carry Any Charge Or Not? - Science

If an atom contains one electron and one proton, will it carry any charge or not?

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Solution

An electron is a negatively charged particle, whereas a proton is a positively charged particle. The magnitude of their charges is equal. Therefore, an atom containing one electron and one proton will not carry any charge. Thus, it will be a neutral atom.

Concept: Charged Particles in Matter
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NCERT Class 9 Science Textbook
Chapter 4 Structure of the Atom
Q 2 | Page 47
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