Problem: How do the nuclei of different isotopes of an element vary? a. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with the same number of protons, but a different number of neutrons. b. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with the same number of protons and the same number of neutrons. c. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with a different number of protons, but the same number of neutrons. d. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with a different number of protons, but the same number of electrons.

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An isotope of an element has different number of neutrons. This implies that they have different atomic numbers.

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How do the nuclei of different isotopes of an element vary? 

a. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with the same number of protons, but a different number of neutrons. 

b. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with the same number of protons and the same number of neutrons. 

c. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with a different number of protons, but the same number of neutrons. 

d. Isotopes of an element have nuclei with a different number of protons, but the same number of electrons.

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