The parts of those little dots of the universe

The Parts

Neutrons- found in the nucleus; no charge

Protons- found in the nucleus; positive charge

Electrons- orbit the nucleus; negative charge

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an electron in a hydrogen atom the same as in a uranium atom?

  • all electrons are the same, no matter the atom, only the number of electrons possible changes based on the amount of protons

In a normal atom, how many electrons are there compared with protons?

  • in an uncharged atom, the electrons and protons are balanced

How does a negative ion differ from a positive ion?

  • a negative ion has gained electrons, positive ions have lost electrons, this would occur during an ionic bonding process

Bradley Ferris; Period 1