# How would you write the symbol for carbon -14 including atomic mass and number?

Dec 8, 2015

The nuclear notation of carbon-14 is $\text{_6^14"C}$.

#### Explanation:

This is called isotopic notation or nuclear notation. You write the chemical symbol for the element, then write the mass number as a superscript on the left side, and the atomic number as a subscript on the left side.

Carbon-14
Mass number$=$$14$
Atomic number (from the periodic table)$=$$6$
Nuclear notation: $\text{_6^14"C}$