Electrons leaving atoms question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by cvgeeks, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. cvgeeks

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    If there needs to be the same number of electrons and protons in an atom in order for there to be a balance of 0 charge what happens when an electron leaves an atom to orbit another atom? Isn't there now an unbalance with the atom that has lost 1 or more electrons?

    I'm thinking this is why we get the push or pull effect but what then, what happens to that atom does it remain without it's proper electron count until an electron from another atom goes back to it?

    I'm confused here any help would be great.
     
  2. cvgeeks

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    I figured it out! I'm new to all of this so please forgive me...:)
     
  3. jpanhalt

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    Please share your answer, so we can all learn, or perhaps be able to help you get an even better understanding.
    John
     
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