Chemistry Subatomic Particles Solution: How many protons, neutrons and electrons are there...

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Solution: How many protons, neutrons and electrons are there in the anion  31P3–?A. 15 protons, 16 neutrons, 12 electronsB. 16 protons, 15 neutrons, 18 electronsC. 15 protons, 16 neutrons, 18 electronsD. 12 protons, 19 neutrons, 15 electronsE. 15 protons, 16 neutrons, 15 electrons

Problem

How many protons, neutrons and electrons are there in the anion  31P3–?

A. 15 protons, 16 neutrons, 12 electrons

B. 16 protons, 15 neutrons, 18 electrons

C. 15 protons, 16 neutrons, 18 electrons

D. 12 protons, 19 neutrons, 15 electrons

E. 15 protons, 16 neutrons, 15 electrons

Solution

We’re being asked to determine number of protons, electrons, and neutrons in the anion 31P3–. Recall that the symbol for an element or ion is as follows:



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