Problem: Fill in the gaps in the following table, assuming each column represents a neutral atom:Symbol79BrProtons2582Neutrons3064Electrons4886Mass no.222207Complete the fourth row of the table.

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We’re being asked to fill the gap in the fourth row of the table which is to determine the number of electrons.


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

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Fill in the gaps in the following table, assuming each column represents a neutral atom:


Symbol79Br



Protons
25

82
Neutrons
3064

Electrons

4886
Mass no.


222207


Complete the fourth row of the table.