Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 4 - Atomic Structure - 4 Assessment: 50

Answer

Mass number represents that total amount of protons and neutrons in an element. The atomic number represents that total amount of protons in an element.

Work Step by Step

Mass number represents that total amount of protons and neutrons in an element. The atomic number represents that total amount of protons in an element. Atomic mass accounts for neutrons and protons, while atomic number only accounts for protons.
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