Problem: Enter three nuclear equations to represent the nuclear decay sequence that begins with the alpha decay of 235  92U (uranium-235) followed by a beta decay of the daughter nuclide and then another alpha decay.Express your answers as nuclear reactions separated by commas.

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Alpha decay: forms an alpha particle (42α, atomic mass = 4, atomic number = 2)

Beta decay: forms a beta particle (0–1β, atomic mass = 0, atomic number = –1). The beta particle appears in the product side.


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Enter three nuclear equations to represent the nuclear decay sequence that begins with the alpha decay of 235  92U (uranium-235) followed by a beta decay of the daughter nuclide and then another alpha decay.

Express your answers as nuclear reactions separated by commas.

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