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The chlorine atom is electrically neutral but chloride ion is charged. Explain.

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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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