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Which of the following correctly identifies the composition of an oxygen atom? A. 8 protons, 8 electrons, and 8 neutrons. B. 6 protons, 6 electrons, and 6 neutrons. C. 8 protons, 6 electrons, and 7 neutrons. OR D. 6 protons, 6 electrons, and 12 neutrons.

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  1. Rushwr
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    The atomic number of Oxygen is 8 . Atomic number shows us the no of protons. In an atom the no. of protons are equal to the no, of electrons. So oxygen is having 8 electrons and 8 protons. Mass number of an element shows the no.of protons + no. of neutrons right? Oxygen's mass number would be 16 We already know the no. of protons that is 8 so 16-8 would be the no. of neutrons. So The answer would be A !

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    Medal me if u found that useful !

  3. anonymous
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    When you say no, does that mean number?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @TaterEater2469 Yes no. usually means number

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