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Atoms of the same chemical element that have different atomic mass are known as?

Atoms of the same chemical element that have different atomic mass are known as?

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Naveen Kumar
askIITians Faculty 60 Points
8 years ago
These atoms are called isotopes.
Isotopeshave same number of protons in their nucles but they have different number of neutrons and hence different atomic masses.

For example: C-12 and C-13 are isotopes of Carbon which have same number of protons(=6) in their nuceus but they contain 6 and 7 neutrons respectively.

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