Symbols 79Br35 and 79Br can be written, whereas symbols 35Br79 and 35Br are not acceptable



Q.41:- Symbols 79Br35 and 79Br can be written, whereas symbols  35Br79 and 35Br are not acceptable. Answer briefly.

 

 

Answer:-



35Br79 is not acceptable because atomic number should be written as subscript, while mass number should be written as superscript. 35Br is not acceptable because atomic number of an element is fixed. However, mass number is not fixed as it depends upon the isotopes taken. Hence, it is essential to indicate mass number.