Problem: Indicate whether each of the following nuclides lies within the belt of stability in Figure 21.2 in the textbook.(a) neon-24,(b) chlorine-32, (c) tin-108, (d) polonium-216. For any that do not, describe a nuclear decay process that would alter the neutron-to-proton ratio in the direction of increased stability.

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Indicate whether each of the following nuclides lies within the belt of stability in Figure 21.2 in the textbook.

(a) neon-24,
(b) chlorine-32,
(c) tin-108,
(d) polonium-216. 


For any that do not, describe a nuclear decay process that would alter the neutron-to-proton ratio in the direction of increased stability.

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