# How many protons are in a ""^179 Ta nuclide?

Jan 24, 2018

$73$

#### Explanation:

Well, if the element stays the same, then its proton number will always stay the same.

On the periodic table, $T a$ is tantalum, which has an atomic number of $73$.

So, there will be $73$ protons in a ""^179Ta nuclide.