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We are being asked to identify the missing isotope in the nuclear reaction given.
Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei.
• In a radioactive decay or emission reaction:
• the radioactive particle is ejected from the nucleus
• forms a product.
• A beta decay or beta emission
Closely examine the following diagram representing the beta decay of fluorine-21 and write the missing nucleus.