Problem: Enter the expression 147N + α, where α is the lowercase Greek letter alpha.Express your answer as a chemical expression.

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Nuclear transmutation is changing one nuclide (chemical element) or an isotope into another chemical element.

Writing the nuclear transmutation reaction:

${}_{\mathbf{7}}{}^{\mathbf{14}}\mathbf{N}\mathbf{+}{}_{\mathbf{2}}{}^{\mathbf{4}}\mathbf{\alpha }\mathbf{\to }\mathbf{+}{}_{{\mathbf{Z}}}{}^{{\mathbf{A}}}{\mathbf{X}}$

To determine the missing particle from the nuclear transmutation, we have to make sure that the mass number and the atomic numbers of the reactants and products are balanced:

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Enter the expression 147N + α, where α is the lowercase Greek letter alpha.