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It means it has 14 neutrons and protons. It received 2 extra neutrons from gamma radiation from the sun thus carbon 14 for the oxygen it has 3 bonds which means its using 3 of its 5 electrons to form bond The other 2 are left as lone pair
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Nov 17th, 2015
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