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Part A -Determining an ElementRefer to the periodic table of the elements to help you answer this question. If an neutral atom has an atomic number (Z) of 8 and a mass number of 16, what is the name of thatelement, its number of electrons, and number of neutrons?Hint 1.Can an element have a positive, or negative charge?The number of valence electrons defines the type of element.Valence electrons always balance the charge produced within the nucleus.Unlike electrons in other shells, valence electrons have no charge.Valence electrons form chemical bonds between atoms by being transferred or shared.The number of valence electrons is the atomic number for that element.
Hint 2.How does changing the number of protons affect the element?
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1/26/2020MG HW CH03CorrectAs you can see above, the mass number, which is the atomic weight of an element rounded up, is equal to the number of protons plus the number of neutrons in an atom.The chemical nature of the atom—the element it represents—is determined by the number of protons it has.Give It Some Thought: Components of Atoms - #2
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