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Hayfield Chemistry

Atomic Structure - neutrons

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What is a neutron? A neutron is a neutrally charged particle found in the nucleus of an atom
Why is the neutron important? The neutrons help hold together the nucleus
How do you determine the mass number? # of neutrons + # of protons = mass number
How do you determine the number of neutrons if you know the mass number? # of neutrons = mass number - # of protons
The neutron, along with the _____________ make up the vast majority of an atom. proton
What is the mass of a neutron? 1 amu
Where is the nucleus found? in the nucleus
Who is credited with discovering the neutron? James Chadwick
What is the charge of a neutron? A neutron has a neutral charge
What is the responsibility of the neutron? Neutrons are needed to help hold the nucleus together
Created by: hawks