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Why is an Atom Neutral Inspite of the Presence of Charged Particles in It? - Science

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Why is an atom neutral inspite of the presence of charged particles in it?

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Solution

An atom consists of protons which are positively charged, neutrons which are neutral and electrons which are negatively charged. The number of electrons is same as the number of protons. So, the two opposite charges balance each other and the atom remains neutral.

Concept: Sub-atomic Particles of Atom
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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
Chapter 4 Structure of the Atom
Short Answer Type Questions | Q 33 | Page 192
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