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Naturally occurring oxygen consists primarily of three isotopes

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Naturally occurring oxygen consists primarily of three isotopes

Naturally occurring oxygen consists primarily of three isotopes of mass numbers 16, 17, and 18. How many protons does each of these nuclides contain? How many neutrons does each of these nuclides contain? Choose nuclear symbols for each of these isotopes. (Select all that apply.) A. 8O17 (8 protons, 9 neutrons) B. 8O18 (8 protons, 10 neutrons) C. 8O16 (8 protons, 8 neutrons) D. 8O17 (8 protons, 16 neutrons) E. 8O18 (8 protons, 18 neutrons)

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