Problem: Classify each nucleus as stable or unstable.a) 8942Mob) 11850Snc) 3015Pd) 21284Po

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Recall:

• Z ≤ 20; the N/Z ratio should be equal to 1.0

• 20 < Z ≤ 40; the N/Z ratio should be equal to 1.25

• 40 < Z ≤ 80; the N/Z ratio should be equal to 1.50

• Z < 83; the stable nuclide does not exist


a) 8942Mo: 40 < Z ≤ 80; the N/Z ratio should be equal to 1.50

NZ=89-4242 = 1.11

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Classify each nucleus as stable or unstable.

a) 8942Mo

b) 11850Sn

c) 3015P

d) 21284Po

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