Problem: If you had a high-energy xenon particle beam and wanted to make gold, what element would you bombard?? + 14354Xe → 19779Au + 10nExpress your answer as an element symbol including subscripts and superscripts.

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If you had a high-energy xenon particle beam and wanted to make gold, what element would you bombard?

? + 14354Xe → 19779Au + 10n

Express your answer as an element symbol including subscripts and superscripts.

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