Problem: Gallium (Ga) consists of two naturally occurring isotopes with masses of 68.926 and 70.925 amu.How many protons and neutrons are in the nucleus of an isotope with mass of 68.926 amu?

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Atomic number = # of protons

Atomic mass = # of neutrons + # of protons

# of neutrons = Atomic mass - # of protons


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Gallium (Ga) consists of two naturally occurring isotopes with masses of 68.926 and 70.925 amu.

How many protons and neutrons are in the nucleus of an isotope with mass of 68.926 amu?

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