Chemistry
Grade-9
Easy

Question

Carbon-12 has 6 protons and 6 neutrons. How many electrons will orbit the nucleus?

  1. 12
  2. 6
  3. 3
  4. 18

hintHint:

In a neutral atom number of proton and number of electron is equal.

The correct answer is: 6


    • In a neutral atom number of proton and number of electron is equal.
    • Carbon is neutral element as mentioned here.
    • Carbon-12 has 6 protons and 6 neutrons. Hence, number of electrons in nucleus will be 6.