What is the isotope notation for carbon-14?

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May 28, 2018

Answer:

#""_6^14 C#

Explanation:

Isotope notation is of the form

#""_Z^A X#

where #Z# is the atomic number (number of protons), #A# is the mass number (sum of protons and neutrons), and #X# is the element.

In Carbon-#14#, #14# is the mass number (sum of protons and neutrons). This is our #A#.

Carbon has the atomic symbol #C#, and it has #6# protons. This is the atomic number, or #A#. Thus, the isotope notation for Carbon-#14# is

#""_6^14 C#

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