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Solution: What is the daughter nucleotide produced when Po-218 undergoes alpha decay A. Po-214B. Ra-214C. Pb-218D. Rn-216E. Pb-214

Solution: What is the daughter nucleotide produced when Po-218 undergoes alpha decay A. Po-214B. Ra-214C. Pb-218D. Rn-216E. Pb-214

Problem

What is the daughter nucleotide produced when Po-218 undergoes alpha decay

 

A. Po-214

B. Ra-214

C. Pb-218

D. Rn-216

E. Pb-214

Solution

We’re being asked to identify the daughter nuclide when polonium–218 (21884Po) undergoes alpha decay.


Recall that in a nuclear reaction, the number of protons and neutrons are affected and the identity of the element changes. For alpha decay, an alpha particle (42α, atomic mass = 4, atomic number = 2) is formed as a product.


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