Acommon isotope of Carbon has an atomic number of and a mass number of 13. How many neutrons are in A 6 an atom of this isotope?
There are necessarily
All carbon nuclei contain 6 nuclear protons; i.e 6 positively charged, massive nuclear particles. Were there a different number than 6, then we could not call it a carbon isotope, i.e for the
Most carbon nuclei also contain 6 neutrons, 6 massive, neutrally charged nuclear particles; i.e. the
Chemists can now routinely take advantage of the magnetic properties of the