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Question Video: Recalling the Location of Neutrons in an Atom Chemistry • 7th Grade

Where are the neutrons in an atom?

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Where are the neutrons in an atom?

In order to answer this question, let us first identify the parts of the atom, which are the nucleus and the electron cloud. The nucleus is in the center of the atom and has the most mass, whereas the electron cloud is the area outside of the nucleus and has less mass but makes up the majority of the volume for the atom.

Now that we have identified the parts of the atom, let us discuss a subatomic particle.

This is a particle that is smaller than an atom and is inside the atom. There are three subatomic particles: the proton, neutron, and electron. The electrons are located in the electron cloud and have a negative charge. The protons have a positive charge and are located in the nucleus. Just like protons, neutrons are also located in the nucleus. However, they have a neutral charge.

Therefore, the correct answer is neutrons are located in the nucleus of an atom.

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