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A nuclide undergoes α decay and forms 110I. What is the nuclide?
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.