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anonymous

  • one year ago

quick little half chemistry question: I know an isotope of an element needs to have the same number of protons, but can vary in neutrons. Can it vary in electrons?

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  1. Abhisar
    • one year ago
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    Not in neutral state but number of electrons can vary in ionic state.

  2. Abhisar
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    But when talking generally (if it is not mentioned about state) the answer should be no, they can't cz No. of Protons = No. of electrons

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    that's what i thought, thank you

  4. Abhisar
    • one year ago
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    Most welcome ;)

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