Problem: Bromine exists naturally as a mixture of bromine-79 and bromine-81 isotopes. An atom of bromine-79 containsA. 34 protons and 35 electrons, onlyB. 35 protons, 44 neutrons, 35 electronsC. 35 protons, 79 neutrons, and 35 electronsD. 44 protons, 44 electrons, and 35 neutronsE. 79 protons, 79 electrons, and 35 neutrons

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Establish how to represent an element and determine the number of subatomic particles in bromine-79

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Atomic number (Z): 

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Bromine exists naturally as a mixture of bromine-79 and bromine-81 isotopes. An atom of bromine-79 contains

A. 34 protons and 35 electrons, only

B. 35 protons, 44 neutrons, 35 electrons

C. 35 protons, 79 neutrons, and 35 electrons

D. 44 protons, 44 electrons, and 35 neutrons

E. 79 protons, 79 electrons, and 35 neutrons

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