We’re being asked to determine the atomic number of an atom that has a mass number of 27 and 14 neutrons
Recall: an element can be represented as:
You can determine the identity of the element using its atomic number:
Atomic number (Z):
An element forms an ionic compound with chlorine, leading to a compound having the formula XCl2. The ion of element X has mass number 89 and 36 electrons. Identify the element X, tell how many neutrons it has, and name the compound.
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