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What distinguishes a neutral atom from an ion
The amount of electrons
Where is the ion charge located in the isotope symbol
Is a charge indicated on the neutral atom
Which subatomic particle carries a positive charge
Which subatomic particle carries a negative charge
Equation to calculate the charge on an ion from the number of protons and electrons in an ion
Protons - electrons = charge
Could a +3 ion of aluminum be made by adding three protons to an aluminum atom?
No, because only the electrons can change the charge of the ions
In general, do nonmetals form anions or cations?
In general, do metals form anions or cations?