Problem: A common of C has a mass of 12. The atomic number of C is 6. Use this information to determine the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. Number of protons = Number of neutrons =

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Atomic number tells the number of protons. If it has 6 as its atomic number, its # of proton is 6 as well. 

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A common of C has a mass of 12. The atomic number of C is 6. Use this information to determine the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. 

Number of protons = 

Number of neutrons =