Ch.2 - Atoms & ElementsSee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: 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 

Problem

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