Problem: Write balanced nuclear equations for the following:(a) Formation of 24195Am through β− decay

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To write and balance the nuclear equation:

  • balance mass number and atomic number of reactants and products


Recall that:

  • beta decay or beta emission occurs when an unstable nucleus ejects a beta particle to create a new element
  • a beta particle has no atomic mass and is represented by an electron

 or 


The element can be represented as:

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Write balanced nuclear equations for the following:

(a) Formation of 24195Am through β− decay