Problem: What is the symbol for the isotope of 63Cu that possesses 36 neutrons?

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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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What is the symbol for the isotope of 63Cu that possesses 36 neutrons?

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