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minthia
 one year ago
which of the following correctly identifies the composition of an oxygen atom?
8p,8e,8n
6p,6e,6n
8p,6e,7n
6p,6e,12n
minthia
 one year ago
which of the following correctly identifies the composition of an oxygen atom? 8p,8e,8n 6p,6e,6n 8p,6e,7n 6p,6e,12n

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Atomic number=number of proton Atomic weight=number of neutrons + number of protons Net charge=number of protons + number of electrons

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If oxygen is O and there is no charge, then net charge=0

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Read what I wrote above. You need to know the # of protons to find the number of electrons.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Why would you think its 6 protons?

minthia
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why wouldn't I 6+ 6 12

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0where did you get 12 from?

minthia
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its my last choice and its the only thing that seems right 6+6 =12

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, I said atomic weight=number of protons + number of neutrons. Not number of neutrons=number of protons + number of electrons

minthia
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I really have no idea and im sure the answer is right in front of me I REALLY appreciate your time and trying to help its just not working best response and medal its not u its me this is my second year of this class and it looks like I will be back at it next year LOL

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, you are wrong. Trust me

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you look at the periodic table, oxygen's atomic number is 8 I said atomic number=number of proton So 8=8 which is 8 protons If you look at the periodic table again its atomic weight is 16 and since atomic weight=# of protons + # of neutrons 16=8 protons+ # of neutrons 168=8 neutrons Since oxygen has a charge of O it is 0 In order to get a charge of zero, the # of electrons must equal the # of protons Since there are 8 protons, there must be 8 electrons also. Hope it helps!

minthia
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.08 protons 8 electrons 8 nutrons

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No problem! You understood it right?
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