How many neutrons are in a ""^179 Ta nuclide?

Jan 24, 2018

$106$

Explanation:

To find the neutron number, we subtract the proton number from its mass number.

$T a$ is tantalum on the periodic table, which has a proton number of $73$.

The mass number is the top number in this case, which will be $179$.

So, there are $179 - 73 - 106$ neutrons in a ""^179Ta nuclide.