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-239 ____ protons     _____ neutrons 

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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-239 ____ protons     _____ neutrons 

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