Problem: Nuclear scientists have synthesized approximately 1600 nuclei not known in nature. More might be discovered with heavy-ion bombardment using high-energy particle accelerators. Complete and balance the following reactions, which involve heavy-ion bombardments.3888 Sr + 3684 Kr  →   46116 Pd + ?

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We’re being asked to identify the product nuclide for the nuclear reaction. We are given the incomplete nuclear equation is:


3888 Sr + 3684 Kr   46116 Pd + ?


From this, we can say that 3888 Sr and 3684 Kr are the reactants while 46116 Pd are the products.


Recall that the nuclear equation must be balanced with the same total atomic mass and atomic number on both sides. 


The elements (or particles) are represented as:


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Nuclear scientists have synthesized approximately 1600 nuclei not known in nature. More might be discovered with heavy-ion bombardment using high-energy particle accelerators. Complete and balance the following reactions, which involve heavy-ion bombardments.

3888 Sr + 3684 Kr  →   46116 Pd + ?

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