Problem: How many neutrons does Uranium-238 have if it has 92 protons?

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We’re being asked to determine the number of neutrons in Uranium-238 (U-238).

Recall that the symbol for an element or ion is as follows:

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How many neutrons does Uranium-238 have if it has 92 protons?

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