So, for example, if there are $$5$$ protons and $$3$$ electrons in an atom, the net (total) charge would be $$\left(5 \times \left(+ \mathrm{C}\right) \right) + \left(3 \times \left(- \mathrm{C}\right) \right) = 2 \, \mathrm{C}$$
If an atom has $$3$$ protons and $$4$$ electrons, what is its net charge?
• $$1 \, \mathrm{C}$$
• $$7 \, \mathrm{C}$$
• $$12 \, \mathrm{C}$$
• $$-1 \, \mathrm{C}$$