Conventional breeder reactors (oxymoron?) make more nuclear fuel from the isotopes they consume. For example, plutonium-239 converts thorium-232 to plutonium-239, which can be used to power another breeder reactor.
Give the number of protons and neutrons in the following isotopes:
thorium-232 ____ protons _____ neutrons
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