Problem: Does the drawing represent a neutral atom or an ion?

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Recall:

  • Neutral atoms would have an overall charge of 0.
    • number of protons = number of electrons
  • An ion has a differing number of positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons, resulting in a net overall charge.
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Does the drawing represent a neutral atom or an ion?

A diagram of an atom with 16 protons plus 16 neutrons in the nucleus, surrounded by 18 electrons.

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