How do you determine the number of neutrons in carbon?

1 Answer
Jan 1, 2017

Answer:

In the #""^12C# isotope............?

Explanation:

Well, the #""^12C# nucleus contains 6 massive, positively charged particles (how do I know this). So how many massive, neutrally charged nuclear particles do I need to give make up the mass to 12 units? I count 6. How many neutrons in #""^13C#, in #""^14C#?