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Properties of Atoms and Nuclei

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Atoms and nuclei are systems with internal structures which determine their properties.

Which of the following statements regarding atoms and nuclei is FALSE?

A

The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines what element it is.

B

The number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom determines which isotope of the element it is.

C

The number of neutrons in a nucleus determines the numbers of electrons in neutral atoms.

D

Different numbers and arrangements of electrons cause elements to have different properties.