Asked in Elements and Compounds, Tritium, Isotopes
What is the mass number and atomic number of deuterium and tritium?
Deuterium: atomic number 1, mass number 2 Tritium: atomic number 1, mass number 3 ...
Asked in Atomic Mass
What is the atomic mass and atomic number of Deuterium and Tritium?
As Deuterium and Tritium are both merely isotopes of Hydrogen and not elements in their own right, they both have an atomic number of 1, just like Hydrogen (Hydrogen-1). Deuterium (Hydrogen-2) has an atomic mass of 2, and Tritium (Hydrogen-3) has an atomic mass of 3. ...
Where is the mass number of an isotope of this atom that has 2 neutrons?
If you think to tritium (hydrogen-3) the mass number is 3. If you think to helium-4 the mass number is 4. ...
How is an isotope and mass number related?
An isotope and a mass number are related because each isotope has a specific mass number. Tritium, an isotope of Hydrogen, has a mass number of 3, so it can be said that an isotope has a mass number, no matter what the isotope is. ...
Is the mass number of an atom equal to the number of protons it contains?
No. The mass number (also, nucleonic or atomic number) of an atom is equal to the total number of nucleons (the collective term for protons and neutrons) in its nucleus. Isotopes are chemically near-identical atoms of an element that have the same number of protons and electrons, but a different number of neutrons. There are several isotopes for each element, so the mass number of atoms from the same element will vary depending upon the number of neutrons they possess. For instance: Hydrogen normally has one...
Asked in Chemistry, Nuclear Energy, Tritium
How are the isotopes hydrogen deuterium and tritium different?
They have different numbers of neutrons and therefore different atomic masses. Normal hydrogen, also known as protium or hydrogen-1 has 1 proton and no neutrons giving it a mass number of 1. Deuterium, also known as hydrogen-2 has 1 proton and 1 neutron, giving it a mass number of 2. Tritium, which can also be called hydrogen-3 has 1 proton and 2 neutrons, giving it a mass number of 3. This isotope is radioactive. ...
Asked in Atoms and Atomic Structure
How many neutrons protons and electrons are in each tritium?
One proton, one election, and two neutrons. The "tri" in tritium is in reference to the fact that the atomic mass of one atom of tritium is 3 (2 neutrons and 1 proton). ...
Asked in Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics, Tritium
What happens when tritium emits a beta particle?
A neutron in the nucleus of the tritium atom decays into a proton and an electron and an antielectron neutrino. The proton remains in the nucleus causing the atomic number to increase by 1 as the atom becomes that of a different element while mass number remains the same, He3. The electron and antielectron neutrino are emitted from the nucleus. ...