Problem: Identify the element represented by each of the following symbols and give the number of protons and neutrons in each.Identify the element 3374 X.

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We’re being asked to identify the element, number of protons and number of neutrons in 3374X.


An element can be represented as:


You can determine the identity of the element using its atomic number:

Atomic number (Z): 

represents the identity of the element
reveals the number of protons
in a neutral element:

            # of protons = # of electrons

Mass number (A)

reveals the number of protons and neutrons

            mass number = # of protons + # of neutrons

Given: 3374X

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Identify the element represented by each of the following symbols and give the number of protons and neutrons in each.

Identify the element 3374 X.

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