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Elementary charge

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  1. Jul 28, 2015 #1
    Hi. Do there exits equipment that can read the elementary charge of atom? Or do we only know there charge by calculation?
    And the same question about there mass
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2015 #2

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    Do you also know about mass spectometers?
     
  6. Jul 28, 2015 #5
    An atom does not have an elementary charge associated with it.
    Usually an atom is neutral, so its overall charge is zero.
    Some atoms may become positive or negative, when the charge balance is disturbed.
    Elementary charge is carried by the components of atoms, protons and neutrons. Each proton has an elementary positive charge and each electron has an elementary negative charge.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2015 #6
    Nope, but thanks
     
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