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13. Composition of the nuclei of two atomic species X and Y are given as under X-Y. Protons = 6-6 Neutrons = 6-8 Give the mass number of X and Y. What is the relation between the two species?

13. Composition of the nuclei of two atomic species X and Y are given as under X-Y.
Protons = 6-6
Neutrons = 6-8
Give the mass number of X and Y. What is the relation between the two species?

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60796 Points
one year ago
Mass number of X : 6 + 6 = 12 Mass number of Y : 6 + 8 = 14 Since, the atomic numbers of both the species are the same, they are the same element. Also since they have different number of neutrons, their mass number is different and they are the isotopes.

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