Asked Jan 11, 2020
  1. Distinguish between each of the following pairs of terms:
    • Neutron and proton
    • Atomic number and mass number
    • Atomic weight and mass number

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Neutron – They are found in the nucleus of an atom.  They do not possess any charge on them they are neutral.  It is very dense when compared to protons.

Protons – The nucleus of an atom consists of subatomic particle called protons. The protons are positively charged.  They are less dense that the neutrons but almost equal in size of an electron.

Step 2

Atomic Number – It corresponds to the number of protons in the nucleus of every atom.  It is very essential since based on the atomic number the elements are arran...

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