We’re being asked to identify the starting nuclide for the nuclear reaction.
It’s said that iodine–110 (11053I) is produced by alpha decay.
Recall that in a nuclear reaction, the number of protons and neutrons is 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.
A nuclide undergoes α decay and forms 110I. What is the nuclide?
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