Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Structure 2

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This flash card covers the components of the atomic nucleus, isotopes and the periodic table. It can be used alongside the mind map on nuclear physics, and the note on nuclear structure.

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Components of the nucleus Nucleons
Protons Positively charged nucleons
Neutrons Electrically neutral nucleons
Atomic number Number of protons in the nucleus
Symbol of atomic number Z
Mass number The number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus
Symbol of mass number A
Periodic table of the elements Contains all the elements in order of increasing atomic number
Isotopes Atoms of the same atomic number but different mass number (i.e. lost or gained neutrons)
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