What is the atomic number of carbon-14?

2 Answers
Aug 7, 2018

Answer:

Why #Z_"the atomic number"=6#....

Explanation:

The atomic number is the number of protons, massive, positively charged nuclear particles, present in the nucleus of an atom. #Z# DEFINES the indentity of the element...#Z=1,# #"hydrogen"#; #Z=2,# #"helium"#; #Z=3,# #"lithium"#; #Z=4,# #"beryllium"#; #Z=5,# #"boron"#; and #Z=6,# #"carbon...."#...etc.. or at least that's what it says on the Periodic Table.

Of course we gots the ISOTOPE, #""^14C#...the nucleus of this isotope has EIGHT neutrons, 8 neutrally-charged massive nuclear particles, the which interact somehow with the protons. #""^14C# occurs with an isotopic abundance of approx. one part in #10^12#...

Aug 7, 2018

Answer:

The atomic number is 6 the number of protons.

Explanation:

#""_6^14 C#

The bottom number of the atom is the atomic number which is based on the number of protons.

The 14 is the total mass of the atom. Carbon 14 has 6 protons and 8 neutrons for a total mass of 14