# How many neutrons are present in carbon-14?

How many neutrons in ""^14C. Clearly, there are 8 neutrons; neutrally charged nuclear particles.
$Z$, the atomic number, of carbon is $6$. There are 6 massive, positively charged nuclear particles; this gives rise to the elemental identity. If it is the ""^14C isotope, there must be 8 neutrally charged massive particles, 8 neutrons, in the nucleus. Capisce?