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What one factor identifies an atom as a specific element? (2 points) the number of protons. the atomic mass. the number of neutrons. the mass number.

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Chelsea Hayes on May 25, 2018

Answer: Option (a) is the correct answer.Explanation:the Number of protons is the factor that identifies an atom as a specific element. For each neutral atom, the number of protons is equal to the number of electrons. Therefore, any of them help in the identification of an atom of atomic number, therefore, an atom can be detected. Therefore, we can conclude that choice (a) is the correct answer.


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