Problem: Which statements about subatomic particles are true? A. If an atom has an equal number of protons and electrons, it will be charge-neutral. B. Electrons are attracted to protons. C. Electrons are much lighter than neutrons. D. Protons have twice the mass of neutrons.

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A. If an atom has an equal number of protons and electrons, it will be charge-neutral. 

neutral charge:

atomic number = # of protons = # of electrons


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Which statements about subatomic particles are true? 

A. If an atom has an equal number of protons and electrons, it will be charge-neutral. 

B. Electrons are attracted to protons. 

C. Electrons are much lighter than neutrons. 

D. Protons have twice the mass of neutrons.

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