Nuclear transmutation is changing one nuclide (chemical element) or an isotope into another chemical element.
• A shorthand notation is used to represent nuclear transmutations lists the target nucleus, the bombarding particle and the ejected particle in parentheses, then the product nucleus.
Given: __ (α,n) 126C
*let’s use X to represent the missing species
Identify X in the following nuclear transmutation: X(α,n)126C
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