Problem: 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

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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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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

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