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2021-05-15

What does changing the number of neutrons do to an atom?

What does changing the number of neutrons do to an atom?

If you change the number of neutrons in an atom, you get an isotope of the same element. The addition of a neutron can make an atom radioactive. Sometimes, when you add a proton to an element, the element will become radioactive. If you change the number of electrons in an atom, you will get an ion of the element.

Will changing the number of neutrons in an atom change the name of the atom?

When you change the number of neutrons in an atom, It changes to an isotope. Changes in number of neutrons doesn’t affect the number of protons or electrons , Hence The atomic number remains same. As neutrons are added or removed, Mass number changes .

What is an atom with a different number of neutrons?

Isotopes are atoms of an element with the normal number of protons and electrons , but different numbers of neutrons.

Why are the number of neutrons different?

They have the same number of protons (and electrons), but different numbers of neutrons. Because different isotopes have different numbers of neutrons, they do not all weigh the same or have the same mass. Different isotopes of the same element have the same atomic number. They have the same number of protons.

Which element in the chart has no neutrons?

hydrogen

Which atoms has the smallest number of neutrons?

Only two stable nuclides have fewer neutrons than protons: hydrogen-1 and helium-3. Hydrogen-1 has the smallest neutron number, 0.

What charge does a neutron have?

Neutron, neutral subatomic particle that is a constituent of every atomic nucleus except ordinary hydrogen. It has no electric charge and a rest mass equal to 1.67493 × 10−27 kg—marginally greater than that of the proton but nearly 1,839 times greater than that of the electron.

Can we create protons?

One can obtain a proton by stripping an electron from a hydrogen atom because hydrogen consists of one proton and one electron. This is known as ionization. At Fermilab, we take hydrogen and add an extra electron. This results in negative hydrogen ions