Oxygen 17 stable nuclear structure
Nuclear structure of

Oxygen 16 

(stable). Move mouse over image for Oxygen 17 (stable) nuclear structure

Blue toruses = 16 protons
Red toruses = 8 nuclear electrons

Atomic number of O (8) = protons (16) - nuclear electrons (8)

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Photon model of light
J.Lucas, O16 nucleus model
Nuclear properties

Oxygen 16 isotope stable nucleus natural abundance 99.762 % principal product of stellar evolution

Oxygen 15 nucleus Oxygen 17 nucleus



The oxygen 16 isotope has a highly symmetric stable nucleus, saturated with binding electrons, natural abundance 99.762 %. A principal product of stellar evolution.

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