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Number of Protons

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Consider the below polonium nucleus:

$$_{ 84 }^{ 212 }{ Po }$$

Which of the following statements regarding this nucleus is true?

A

The polonium nucleus contains 84 protons.

B

The polonium nucleus contains 84 neutrons

C

The polonium nucleus contains 212 protons.

D

The polonium nucleus contains 212 neutrons.