Problem: Which of these refers to atoms with the same atomic number but different atomic masses?A. These atoms have different numbers of protons.B. These atoms have different numbers of electrons.C. These atoms are isomers.D. These atoms are different elements.E. These atoms are isotopes.

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We’re being asked to determine which among the given refers to atoms with the same atomic number but different atomic masses.

An element can be represented as:

You can determine the identity of the element using its atomic number:

Atomic number (Z):

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Which of these refers to atoms with the same atomic number but different atomic masses?

A. These atoms have different numbers of protons.

B. These atoms have different numbers of electrons.

C. These atoms are isomers.

D. These atoms are different elements.

E. These atoms are isotopes.