How do we represent a carbon atom that contains EIGHT neutrons symbolically?

1 Answer

Answer:

#""_6^14 C#

Explanation:

If #Z=6# you specify the carbon element UNEQUIVOCALLY. The most abundant isotope is #""_6^12C#, i.e. 6 neutrons in the carbon nucleus, the next most abundant is #""_6^13C#, which allows non-sporting analysis of carbon compounds by NMR spectroscopy. #""_6^14C# has a half-life of 5700 years...........

How many neutrons in the #""_6^14C# isotope?