Q. 143.7( 3 Votes )
The chlorine atom is electrically neutral but chloride ion is charged. Explain.
Chlorine atomic number is 17 so its number of protons = number of electrons = 17 so chlorine atom is electrically neutral. But when chlorine atom is changed to chloride ion it has gained one electron so the number of electrons is more than a number of protons hence it is negatively charged.
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