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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

Identify the element, the isotope, and the charge state of each

atom in given FIGURE Q37.12 . Give your answer in symbolic form, such

as 4He+ or 8Be-.

From the given problem we can identify the element-

(a) 6Li+

(b) 13C-

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Given information

We have been given a figure showing number of neutrons, protons and electrons of two atoms. We have to identify which atom is this.

Step 2: Identifying the atom

In the first part,

We can see that the element has three protons, three neutrons and two electrons. Its atomic number must be . Therefore, it must be 6Li+ ion.

In the second part,

We can see that the element has six protons, seven neutrons and seven electrons. Its atomic number must be. As, there is one extra electron present, the ion should be 13C- .

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