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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?
  • \(1 \, \mathrm{C}\)
  • \(7 \, \mathrm{C}\)
  • \(12 \, \mathrm{C}\)
  • \(-1 \, \mathrm{C}\)