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How many protons and electrons are there in a neutral atom of each of the following elements?a. carbonb. fluorinec. tind. nickel


{'Carbon': {'Atomic number': 6, 'Number of protons': 6, 'Number of electrons': 6}, 'Fluorine': {'Atomic number': 9, 'Number of protons': 9, 'Number of electrons': 9}, 'Tin': {'Atomic number': 50, 'Number of protons': 50, 'Number of electrons': 50}, 'Nickel': {'Atomic number': 28, 'Number of protons': 28, 'Number of electrons': 28}}

  • Identify the atomic number of each element.
  • The atomic number indicates the number of protons in each element.
  • A neutral atom has the same number of protons and electrons.
  • Therefore, the number of electrons in a neutral atom of each element is equal to the atomic number.
  • a. carbon Atomic number: 6 Number of protons: 6 Number of electrons: 6
  • b. fluorine Atomic number: 9 Number of protons: 9 Number of electrons: 9
  • c. tin Atomic number: 50 Number of protons: 50 Number of electrons: 50
  • d. nickel Atomic number: 28 Number of protons: 28 Number of electrons: 28