We’re being asked to identify the nuclide formed after the Californium-252 is bombarded with a boron-10 nucleus:
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:
Californium-252 is bombarded with a boron-10 nucleus to produce another nuclide and six neutrons. What nuclide forms?