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Which pair below describes isotopes of the same element? A) an atom with 6 protons and 8 neutrons - an atom with 8 protons and 6 neutrons B) an atom with 6 protons and 6 neutrons - an atom with 6 protons and 7 neutrons C) an atom with 8 protons and 8 neutrons - an atom with 7 protons and 8 neutrons D) an atom with 7 protons and 6 neutrons - an atom with 6 protons and 6 neutrons

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Megan Page on November 21, 2018

An isotope is an atom with a different number of neutrons than another atom of the same element. Since the atoms of the same element all have the same number of protons, option B(6pro &6neu vs 6pro&7neu) is an example of isotopes


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