Problem: Element 107, now named bohrium, was synthesized by German researchers by colliding bismuth-209 with chromium-54 to form a bohrium isotope and one neutron.Write a nuclear equation to represent this reaction.

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We’re being asked to write a nuclear equation to represent the given reaction.


Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions  (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei. 

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei combine to form one or more larger atomic nuclei and subatomic particles.


The element in the reaction can be represented as:

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Element 107, now named bohrium, was synthesized by German researchers by colliding bismuth-209 with chromium-54 to form a bohrium isotope and one neutron.

Write a nuclear equation to represent this reaction.

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