We’re being asked to write and balance the nuclear equation when the nuclide thallium-210 undergoes beta emission.
Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei.
• In a radioactive decay or emission reaction:
• the radioactive particle is ejected from the nucleus
• forms a product.
• A beta decay or beta emission
Write a balanced nuclear equation for the following:
The nuclide thallium-210 undergoes beta emission.
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