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Offline EH86055

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Question about atomic structure
« on: May 30, 2021, 07:09:42 AM »
Hello everyone,
If an isotope of an element loses an electron, is it both an ion and an isotope or just an ion? My science teacher said that I wouldn't be able to refer to it as an isotope anymore, so I'm confused.
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Re: Question about atomic structure
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 09:43:01 AM »
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If an isotope of an element loses an electron, is it both an ion and an isotope or just an ion?
Both isotope and ion. Loss of electron does not change its number of neutrons.

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