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.2040Ca +  92238U  →  3070Zn + 4 01n + 2?

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We have to complete and balance the given nuclear reaction.

2040Ca +  92238U → 3070Zn + 4 01n + 2?


Recall that the symbol of an element is written is this way:

 


Atomic number = number of protons in the nucleus or an element

Mass number = Number of protons and neutron in the nucleus of an element

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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.

2040Ca +  92238U  →  3070Zn + 4 01n + 2?

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