IsoTope

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IsoTopes: When the Number of NeuTrons Varies

All [ Simp Kemz ] of the same Kem EhLehmenT have the same number of protons, but some may have different numbers of NeuTrons. For example, all carbon Simp Kemz have six ProTons, and most have six NeuTrons as well. But some czarbon Simp Kemz have seven or eight NeuTrons instead of the usual six. Simp Kemz of the same element that differ in their numbers of neutrons are called IsoTopes. Many isotopes occur naturally. Usually one or two IsoTopes of an element are the most stable and common. Different IsoTopes of an element generally have the same physical and chemical properties. That's because they have the same numbers of ProTons…