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The isotope of an unknown element, X, has a mass number of 79. The most stable ion of this isotope has 36 electrons and has a 2- charge. Which of the following statements is(are) true? For the false statements, correct them.
a. This ion has more electrons than protons in the nucleus.
b. The isotope of X contains 38 protons.
c. The isotope of X contains 41 neutrons.
d. The identity of X is strontium, Sr.
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