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A carbon-12 atom has 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons. How many protons does a carbon-14 atom have? Question 3 options: 6 8 12 14

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zahenahenry

Carbon 14 atom will have 6 protons. However, the number of neutrons in the carbon 14 atom will have 2 more neutrons than carbon 12 atom containing 6+2=8 neutrons

BettieZumbrunnen

Any atom of carbon has 6 protons in the nucleus. If it doesn't have 6 protons, then it isn't a carbon atom.

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