We are asked to determine the optimal number of neutrons for a nucleus containing 70 protons.
An element can be represented as:
You can determine the identity of the element using its atomic number:
Atomic number (Z):
Stable and radioactive isotopes as a function of numbers of neutrons and protons in a nucleus.The stable nuclei (dark blue dots) define a region known as the belt of stability.
Estimate the optimal number of neutrons for a nucleus containing 70 protons.
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