We are being asked to determine the products resulting from the radioactive decay of the following alpha emitters
An element can be represented as:
You can determine the identity of the element using its atomic number:
Atomic number (Z):
• represents the identity of the element
• reveals the number of protons
• in a neutral element:
# of protons = # of electrons
Mass number (A)
• reveals the number of protons and neutrons
mass number = # of protons + # of neutrons
What products result from the radioactive decay of the following alpha emitters?
19078Pt, 20878Fr, 24596Cm
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