Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Questions for Review and Thought - General Questions - Page 90e: 106


The first depiction conveys more.

Work Step by Step

The second depiction includes a 17, indicating the number of protons in the chlorine atom. However, the number of protons is indicated through the name of the element, so this is somewhat redundant. Contrarily, the other name tells us that the isotope is Chlorine-37, which is more useful.
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