# What is the isotope notation for carbon 14?

General | |
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Symbol | ^{14}C |

Names | carbon-14, C-14, radiocarbon |

Protons | 6 |

Neutrons | 8 |

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Also to know is, what is the isotopic notation for carbon 14?

Notation and Naming (AZE notation)

Hyphen Notation | Nuclear Notation |
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Carbon-12 or C-12 (6 neutrons) | 126C |

Carbon-13 or C-13 (7 neutrons) | 136C |

Carbon-14 or C-14 (8 neutrons) | 146C |

Furthermore, what are the four parts of isotope notation? **Notation**. An **isotope** and/or nuclide is specified by the name of the particular element (this indicates the atomic number) followed by a hyphen and the mass number (e.g. helium-3, helium-**4**, carbon-12, carbon-14, uranium-235 and uranium-239).

Correspondingly, what are the two ways to represent the carbon 14 isotope?

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- where Z is the atomic number (number of protons), A is the mass number (sum of protons and neutrons), and X is the element.
- In Carbon- 14 , 14 is the mass number (sum of protons and neutrons). This is our A .
- Carbon has the atomic symbol C , and it has 6 protons. This is the atomic number, or A .

What does the symbol carbon 14 mean?

**Carbon**-**14** (** ^{14}C**), or radiocarbon, is a radioactive isotope of

**carbon**with an atomic nucleus containing 6 protons and 8 neutrons. Its presence in organic materials is the basis of the radiocarbon

**dating**method pioneered by Willard Libby and colleagues (1949) to date archaeological, geological and hydrogeological samples.