Problem: The two most common isotopes of uranium are 235U and 238U.Compare the number of protons, the number of electrons, and the number of neutrons in atoms of these two isotopes.

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The two most common isotopes of uranium are 235U and 238U.

Compare the number of protons, the number of electrons, and the number of neutrons in atoms of these two isotopes.

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