Problem: Define A, Z, and X   in the following notation used to specify a nuclide: ZA X.

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We’re being asked to define A, Z, and X in the following notation used to specify a nuclide: ZA X.


You can determine the identity of a nuclide using its atomic number and mass number

Atomic number (Z): 

represents the identity of the element
reveals the number of protons
in a neutral element:

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Define A, Z, and X   in the following notation used to specify a nuclide: ZA X.

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