Problem: Californium-252 is bombarded with a boron-10 nucleus to produce another nuclide and six neutrons. What nuclide forms?

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We’re being asked to identify the nuclide formed after the Californium-252 is bombarded with a boron-10 nucleus:

Cf98252 +B510  ? + 6 n01


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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Californium-252 is bombarded with a boron-10 nucleus to produce another nuclide and six neutrons. What nuclide forms?