Problem: Which statements about a neutral atom are correct? Check all that apply.A. A neutral atom is composed of both positively and negatively charged particles.B. Positively charged protons are located in the tiny, massive nucleus.C. The positively charged particles in the nucleus are positrons.D. The negatively charged electrons are spread out in a "cloud" around the nucleus.E. The electrons are attracted to the positively charged nucleus.F. The radius of the electron cloud is twice as large as the radius of the nucleus.

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A. A neutral atom has an equal number of positively and negatively charged particles.

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Which statements about a neutral atom are correct? Check all that apply.

A. A neutral atom is composed of both positively and negatively charged particles.
B. Positively charged protons are located in the tiny, massive nucleus.
C. The positively charged particles in the nucleus are positrons.
D. The negatively charged electrons are spread out in a "cloud" around the nucleus.
E. The electrons are attracted to the positively charged nucleus.
F. The radius of the electron cloud is twice as large as the radius of the nucleus.

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