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Why do all atoms of bromine have the same chemical properties?


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Mohammed Badi
Answered 2021-01-21 11:19:44

They have similar chemical properties because isotopes of an element have the same number of electrons as an atom of that element. The electron arrangement is the same owing to same chemical properties. However they have different numbers of neutrons, which affects the mass number.

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Answered 2016-07-09 15:39:47

For most elements, all their atoms have the same chemical properties.

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