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Solved: Plutonium-239 is used in nuclear bombs. Determine the number of protons and

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 100P

Plutonium-239 is used in nuclear bombs. Determine the number of protons and neutrons in plutonium-239 and write its symbol in the form .

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Solution 100P

Here, we are going to calculate the number of protons and neutrons in plutonium-239

When atoms have same atomic number but different mass number are called isotopes. Isotopes can be symbolized by using the following notation.

Where, X is the chemical symbol

A is the mass number = Number of protons + number of neutrons

Z is the atomic number = Number of protons present in the nucleus of that atom.

Since, plutonium-239 is one of the isotope of plutonium.

The  atomic number of plutonium  Z = 94

Thus, number of protons of plutonium atom = 94

The mass number of carbon plutonium-239 = 239

Therefore,

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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