Atomic number = # of protons
Atomic mass = # of neutrons + # of protons
# of neutrons = Atomic mass - # of protons
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 protons does 6Li have?
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Isotopes concept. You can view video lessons to learn Isotopes. Or if you need more Isotopes practice, you can also practice Isotopes practice problems.