What are two ways that isotopes of an element differ?
Isotopes. An isotope is one of two or more forms of the same chemical element. Different isotopes of an element have the same number of protons in the nucleus, giving them the same atomic number, but a different number of neutrons giving each elemental isotope a different atomic weight
In which ways can isotopes differ?
Isotopes differ in the number of neutrons, fundamental, massive, neutral nuclear particles, their atoms contain.
How do isotopes of the same element differ *?
All atoms of a given element have the same number of protons in the nucleus. Isotopes of an element differ by the number of neutrons in the nucleus
How can an element have different isotopes?
All oxygen atoms on Earth (and Universe) have the same number of protons (and electrons), But they can have different numbers of neutrons. Different isotopes of the same element have different masses. … Therefore, elements have different isotopes due to the varying number of neutrons found in the nucleus of the atom.