What defines an element?

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What defines an element?

 

 

The number of neutrons in the nucleus defines the element.

The number of protons in the nucleus defines the element.

 

asked May 7, 2012 in General Chemistry by Joey33 ~Expert~ (1,216 points)
    

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B is correct:

The number of protons in the nucleus defines the element.
answered May 7, 2012 by pokemonmaster ~Expert~ (3,856 points)
selected May 7, 2012 by Joey33



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