When The Atomic Mass Of An Element Increases What Happens To The Number Of Protons?


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deb gadzikowski Profile
deb gadzikowski answered
The number of protons remains the same.
The mass of a single element can only increase by adding neutrons. The number of protons can not change without changing the element itself.
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Suhail Ajmal answered
The atomic mass is the total number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom. If the atomic mass. Atomic mass is the mass of an atom and when it increases the number of protons will also increase. For details, visit the following link.
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deb gadzikowski
deb gadzikowski commented
Zuhail's answer is the answer to the question "As atomic mass increases throughout the periodic table what happens to the number of protons?"

If one were to apply Zuhail's answer to this question and increase an ELEMENTS atomic mass from 197 to 207 one could turn gold into lead :-)
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Anonymous answered
It increases

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