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Atoms and Atomic Structure
What two elements have 10 neutrons?
What two elements have 10 neutrons in there nuclei?
Can two different elements contain the same number of protons or neutrons?
Two different will always have different numbers of protons as the number of protons defines which element an atom is. However, two isotopes of different elements can have the same number of neutrons. For example the isotope carbon-13 has 6 protons and 7 neutrons while nitrogen-14 has 7 protons and 7 neutrons.