posted by Travis .
Write the chemical symbol for the atomic species with 35 electrons and a charge of +34 on the nucleus.
Does the +34 charge just mean the number of protons? And then 35 electrons would give it a - charge so it would be Se-? Or am I looking at this question wrong? Thanks!
I think it's a strange way of writing a problem but I would interpret it the same way you have; i.e. 34 protons, 35 electrons, -1 charge on the ion.