Physics
warrenoldend
2016-09-26 15:10:54
How many neutrons does element X have if its atomic number is 43 and its mass number is 164?
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rosetylerwho322
2016-09-26 20:00:55

Hello,  The mass number is protons+neutrons=mass number. In this case, we have protons+nuetron=164.The atomic number is simply the number of protons so we have 43+neutrons=164. Subtracting 43 from both sides we get nuetrons=121. Hope this helps!

baileyhicks
2016-09-26 20:02:10

The atomic number is 43. This means it is Technetium. If its mass number is 164, then the number of neutrons is: 164 - 43 = 121. It has 121 neutrons.

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