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I IS FOR ION / I IS FOR ISOTOPE

ION v. ISOTOPE

JOHN: Hi, and welcome to I.  I’m joined today by Mr Ion and Mr Isotope.  Mr Ion, you’re an atom, I understand?

(Mr Ion responds through interpretative dance)

JOHN: Great!  But the number of electrons around your nucleus differs from normal, is that right?

(Mr Ion responds)

JOHN: Great!  Now, Mr Isotope, you’re also an atom, yes?

(Mr Isotope responds)

JOHN: Right!  But it’s not the number of electrons that differs, but the number of neutrons in your nucleus, yes?

(Mr Isotope responds)

JOHN: Okay, do either of you have anything to add?

(Mr Ion and Mr Isotope respond)

JOHN: Great!  Back to you John, with a ‘J’…

 

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