Problem: Write the nuclear equation for the alpha decay of Po-216.

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Recall that in a nuclear reaction, the number of protons and neutrons are affected and the identity of the element changes. For alpha decay, an alpha particle (42α, atomic mass = 4, atomic number = 2) is formed as a product.


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Write the nuclear equation for the alpha decay of Po-216.

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