Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 4 - Atomic Structure - 4 Assessment: 47

Answer

Any change to the charge of an atom is because of the electron.

Work Step by Step

The protons and electrons are balanced and equal. Protons are in the nucleus and are positive, and they cannot be affected, however the negative electrons can be removed or added to the element, thus any change to the charge of an atom is because of the electron.
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