Problem: An atom with a positive charge has ____.?a. more protons than electronsb) more neutrons than protonsc) more electrons than protons

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Recall that a neutral atom has equal number of protons and electrons.


The loss or gaining of electrons by atoms creates ions.

• An atom becomes a negatively charged ion called an anion when it gains electrons.

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An atom with a positive charge has ____.?
a. more protons than electrons
b) more neutrons than protons
c) more electrons than protons

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