Problem: The element oxygen has three naturally occurring isotopes, with 8, 9, and 10 neutrons in the nucleus, respectively.Write the full chemical symbols for these three isotopes.

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We’re being asked to determine chemical symbols of the given isotopes of oxygen. 


Recall that atoms that have the same atomic number (number of protons), but different mass numbers (number of protons and neutrons) are called isotopes.


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The element oxygen has three naturally occurring isotopes, with 8, 9, and 10 neutrons in the nucleus, respectively.

Write the full chemical symbols for these three isotopes.

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