# In response to a question, a student stated that in an atom, the number of protons is greater than the number of neutrons, which in turn is greater than the number of electrons. Do you agree with the statement? Justify your answer.

The statement is not correct. According to this statement
$p> n > e$
But actually, the number of protons in an atom can never be greater than the number of neutrons. The number of protons will be equal to or less than the number of neutrons. The number of electrons and protons are always equal in a neutral atom.

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