Problem: Identify X in the following nuclear transmutation: 10646 Pd (α,p) Xa) 11048Cd b) 10245Rhc) 10846Pdd) 10747Age) 10947Ag

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Types of radioactive particles:

 alpha particle (42α)

 beta particle (0–1β): product side

 gamma particle (00γ)

 positron particle (01e)

 electron capture: (0–1e): reactant side

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Identify X in the following nuclear transmutation: 10646 Pd (α,p) X

a) 11048Cd 

b) 10245Rh

c) 10846Pd

d) 10747Ag

e) 10947Ag

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