If the atomic number of an element is 6 and its mass number is 15, how many neutrons are in the atom's nucleus?
Atomic Number is the same as the number of protons in an element. Mass Number is the number of Protons + Neutrons in an element. Atomic Number: 6 means 6 Protons Mass Number: 15 means 15 atoms that are a proton/neutron. We are given out of the 15 atoms, 6 of them are protons, so the other 9 must be Neutrons. 15 - 6 = 9 so there must be 9 Neutrons.There are 9 Neutrons in atom's nucleus.Give Brainiest if you think this is the best answer and explanation. Thanks!
¹⁵₆X - 6 protons - 6 electrons - 15-6 = 9 neutrons :)