NEGATVIE AND POSITIVE CHARGED ATOMS/MOLECULES

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NEGATVIE AND POSITIVE CHARGED ATOMS/MOLECULES

Post by MEGHAN » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:45 pm

HI, I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION, IT MAY BE A REALLY STUPID QUESTION BUT IT CONFUSSES ME, I HAVE A TEXT BOOK, BUT I JUST CANT SEEM TO FIND IT, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS.
WHAT MAKES AN ATOM HAVE A POSITIVE CHARGE, OR WHAT MAKES AN ATOM HAVE A NEGATIVE CHARGE? DOES IT HAVE SOMTHING TO DO WITH AN IONIC BOND? I DONT KNOW IF IT DOES BECAUSE AN IONIC BOND IS FORMED WHEN TWO OPPISETE(THATS NOT HOW YOU SPELL THAT), CHARGED IONS FORM A BOND. WHEN DO ATOMS START OUT WITH THESE CHARGES, OR HOW DO THEY START OUT WITH THESE CHARGES? DOES IT HAVE SOMTHING TO DO WITH THE ATOMIC NUMBER, AND THE ATOMIC MASS?

I KNOW I SOUND REALLY STUPID BUT IAM NOT, JUST CONFUSED, THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP AND FOR NOT BEING A CHILD WHEN ANSWEREING MY QUESTION...MEGHAN :D :D

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Post by canalon » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:55 am

First do not SHOUT, thanks, depress caps lock.

Then to answer your question you want to read again the chpater of your text book about the structure of atoms. What are neutrons, and more importantly in your case protons and electrons.
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