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What determines the atomic number of an atom? . . . A.. the number of neutrons in two atoms of an element. . . B.. the number of electrons in the outer layer of any atom. . . C.. the number of protons in every atom of an element. . . D.. the number of protons plus the number of neutrons in an atom

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Peanut2

I think the correct answer among the choices presented above is option C. The atomic number of an atom is equivalent to the number of protons in the nucleus. For a neutral atom, it is also the number of electrons since in a neutral atom protons and electrons are present in equal number.

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