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Problem: What products result from the radioactive decay of the following alpha emitters?19078Pt, 20878Fr, 24596Cm 

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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


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What products result from the radioactive decay of the following alpha emitters?

19078Pt, 20878Fr, 24596Cm 

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