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Help on calulating the charge of an atom

  1. Oct 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i have a question that i really need help on!!!!

    A stable isotope of chromium is
    52
    Cr
    24

    Calculate the Charge of the atom!


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    what i thought is 24x(1.60x10-19)
    but this gives me the charge of the nucleus!

    please help!
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2009 #2

    rl.bhat

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    Every atom has equal number of protons and electrons. So the net charge on an atom is...?
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009 #3
    does that mean its neutral? and does this apply for ALL atoms?!
     
  5. Oct 20, 2009 #4

    rl.bhat

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  6. Oct 20, 2009 #5
    oh :uhh:!!
    thanks for ya help!
     
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