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Unformatted text preview: standing at the goalpost, the electron would be at the far end of the field. What is in-between? Think about this! What does it say about the nature of the material world? atomic number, Z – The number of protons in an atom. For an electrically neutral and complete atom this is equal to the number of electrons. The atomic number is the basis of chemical identification for an element....
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- Spring '09
- Atomic Number, closest electron