## Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning

# Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 90f: 120c

#### Answer

No, this set of values is impossible.

#### Work Step by Step

1. Is the atomic number equal to the number of protons? - Yes, they are equal. (16) 2. Is the sum of the number of protons and neutrons equal to the mass number? Sum: $16 + 16 = 32$ Mass number: 33 - No, they aren't equal ($32 \ne 33$). - Therefore, this set of values isn't possible.

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