Problem: The nucleus of 6Li is a powerful absorber of neutrons. It exists in the naturally occurring metal to the extent of 7.5%. In the era of nuclear deterrence, large quantities of lithium were processed to remove 6Li for use in hydrogen bomb production. The lithium metal remaining after removal of 6Li was sold on the market.What are the compositions of the nuclei of 6Li? How many neutrons does 6Li have?

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Establish the composition of each element and determine the subatomic particles present in 6Li

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The nucleus of 6Li is a powerful absorber of neutrons. It exists in the naturally occurring metal to the extent of 7.5%. In the era of nuclear deterrence, large quantities of lithium were processed to remove 6Li for use in hydrogen bomb production. The lithium metal remaining after removal of 6Li was sold on the market.

What are the compositions of the nuclei of 6Li? How many neutrons does 6Li have?