Is it possible to remove a proton from an atom and then as a result will the element of the atom will change? Would anything else need to be remove to keep an equal balance in an atom, ex. neutron or electrons? How much radiation would be created by removing a proton.Is more rediation created by adding or subtracting a proton. Is it possible to add a proton to an atom and change the element of the atom. Ex. If Carbon has 6 protons and I add 2 would it be Oxygen ? Ex. If Oxygen has 8 protons and I remove 2 would it be Carbon?