why hydrogen atoms doesn't have neutrons whereas others have? and what properties an atom should have to consist neutrons in them?

Asked by anusha bala | 17th Dec, 2013, 07:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Hydrogen does not contain neutron, because its nucleus is smallest in size which cannot accommodate any heavier neutron. It also makes hydrogen atom unstable in nature.

Hydrogen has three isotopes. The most abundant isotope Protium has no neutrons whereas the isotopes found in minute quantities have 1 (in Deuterium) and 2 (in Tritium) neutrons respectively. But their % in nature is negligible.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 20th Dec, 2013, 02:35: PM

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