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Radioactive Decay

Q. Identify X in the following nuclear transmutation: 10646 Pd (α,p) Xa) 11048Cd b) 10245Rhc) 10846Pdd) 10747Age) 10947Ag

Solved • Mar 31, 2020

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Q. Complete these nuclear reactions.

Solved • Mar 13, 2020

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Q. Which isotope would produce lead-206 after alpha decay?A. polonium-210B. radon-222C. mercury-202D. bismuth-208E. thallium-204

Solved • Sep 13, 2019

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Q. Enter three nuclear equations to represent the nuclear decay sequence that begins with the alpha decay of 23592U (uranium-235) followed by a beta d...

Solved • Sep 5, 2019

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Q. Radium-226 decays to radon-222 by emitting ____.

Solved • Sep 4, 2019

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Q. What particle is emitted when P-32 decays to S-32?

Solved • Sep 4, 2019

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Q. The change in isotopes over time due to the emission of radioactive particles is known as A. absolute-age dating. B. radiometric dating. C. half-li...

Solved • Aug 29, 2019

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Q. An atom that undergoes radioactive decay and has a large nucleus most likely contains a high neutron-proton ratio. a low neutron-proton ratio. more...

Solved • Aug 29, 2019

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Q. Identify the product of radioactive decay and classify the given nuclear reactions accordingly (α decay, β decay, γ decay).23490Th → 23088Ra + ?238...

Solved • Aug 2, 2019

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Q. When unstable nuclei decay, they generally decay into a more stable form. In the process, they emit radiation in the form of α particles, β particl...

Solved • Aug 2, 2019

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Q. Nuclear reactions involve a change in the nucleus of an atom. For this reason, nuclear equations show the mass number and atomic number of each spe...

Solved • Aug 2, 2019

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Q. List two key factors that determine nuclear stability.physical state of the elementratio of neutrons to protonsnumber of nucleons in the nucleuspre...

Solved • Aug 2, 2019

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Q. In each of the parts of this question, a nucleus undergoes a nuclear decay. Determine the resulting nucleus in each case.A.  undergoes alpha decay....

Solved • Jul 10, 2019

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Q. Identify the unknown isotope X in the following decays.Part A. 234U→X+α.(1) 235U(2)230Th(3)228Th(4)239PuPart B. 32P→X+e−(1)32S(2)30P(3)35Cl(4)31PPa...

Solved • Jul 10, 2019

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Q. What is the daughter nucleus produced when?a) 227Th undergoes alpha decay?b) 188Hg undergoes position emission?c) 103Mo undergoes beta decay?d) 195...

Solved • Jul 10, 2019

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Q. Can you think of a process not involving radioactive decay for which 14CO2 would behave differently from 12CO2?

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. The radioactive decay of thorium-232 occurs in multiple steps, called a radioactive decay chain. The second product produced in this chain is actin...

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Radon-222 decays to a stable nucleus by a series of three alpha emissions and two beta emissions.What is the stable nucleus that is formed?

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

Radioactive Decay

Q. Write the balanced nuclear equation for the reaction represented by the diagram shown here.

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Potassium-40 can decay to produce Ar-40. What is the method of decay?

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Write all the balanced nuclear equation for each step of the nuclear decay sequence that starts with U-238 and ends with U-234.Complete the second ...

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Write a partial decay series for Rn-220 undergoing the following sequential decays: alphaα, α, β, β

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Which form of radioactive decay would you be most likely to detect if it was happening in the room next to the one you are currently in?a) alphab) ...

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. A breeder nuclear reactor is a reactor in which nonfissile U-238 is converted into fissile Pu-239. The process involves bombardment of U-238 by neu...

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Write a partial decay series for Th-232 undergoing the following sequential decays: alphaα, β, β, α

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Rank alpha particles, beta particles, positrons, and gamma rays in terms of increasing ionizing power.

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Rank alpha particles, beta particles, positrons, and gamma rays in terms of increasing penetrating power.

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Consider the graphical representation of a series of decays shown here. The arrow labeled x and the arrow labeled y each correspond to what kind of...

Solved • Jan 8, 2019

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Q. Write a balanced equation for the following nuclear reaction:(a) mercury-180 decays into platinum-176

Solved • Dec 11, 2018

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Q. Write a balanced equation for the following nuclear reaction:(a) bismuth-212 decays into polonium-212

Solved • Dec 11, 2018

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Q. Many nuclides with atomic numbers greater than 83 decay by processes such as electron emission. Explain the observation that the emissions from the...

Solved • Dec 10, 2018

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Q. Technetium-99 is prepared from  98Mo. Molybdenum-98 combines with a neutron to give molybdenum-99, an unstable isotope that emits a β particle to y...

Solved • Dec 10, 2018

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Q. The radioactive isotope 247Bk decays by a series of α-particle and β-particle productions, taking 247Bk through many transformations to end up as  ...

Solved • Dec 5, 2018

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Q. Uranium-235 undergoes a series of α-particle and β-particle productions to end up as lead-207. How many α particles and β particles are produced in...

Solved • Dec 5, 2018

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Q. What is the activity of a 45.9 mu Ci sample of carbon-14 in becquerels?

Solved • Jul 31, 2018

Radioactive Decay

Q. Complete and balance the following nuclear equations. Express your answer as a nuclear equation.

Solved • Jul 5, 2018

Radioactive Decay

Q. Identify the product of radioactive decay and classify the given nuclear reaction accordingly (α decay, β decay or γ decay).

Solved • May 31, 2018

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Q. Fill in the blanks in the partial decay series. Express your answers as a chemical expression.Part A24194Pu → 24195Am +                 Part B24195...

Solved • May 27, 2018

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Q. Write a nuclear equation for the indicated decay of each of the following nuclides. Express each as a nuclear equation.a. Po-210 (alpha)b. Ac-227 (...

Solved • Mar 29, 2018

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Q. Write a nuclear equation for the indicated decay of each of the following nuclides. Express your answer as a nuclear equation.Ra−210 (alpha)Sn−126 ...

Solved • Mar 23, 2018

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Q. Match the characteristics with the correct type of radiation:

Solved • Mar 22, 2018

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Q. What is the daughter nucleus produced a. when 217(At) undergoes alpha decay?b. when 103(Mo) undergoes beta decay?c. when 188(Hg) undergoes positron...

Solved • Mar 22, 2018

Radioactive Decay

Q. Complete these nuclear reactions.

Solved • Mar 16, 2018

Radioactive Decay

Q. Complete these nuclear reactions.

Solved • Mar 13, 2018

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Q. Which is the heaviest of the common radioactive particles?1. beta2. positron3. neutron4. gamma5. alpha

Solved • Apr 28, 2017

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Q. How does a nuclear reaction differ from a chemical reaction?a. In a nuclear reaction, the elements change identities while in a chemical reaction t...

Solved • Apr 26, 2017

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Q. The thorium-232 decay series begins with the emission of an alpha particle. If the daughter decays by beta emission, what is the resulting nuclide?

Solved • Apr 26, 2017

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Q. What particle is emitted when a neon-19 nucleus decays to fluorine-19? (a) alpha (b) beta (c) neutron (d) positron (e) proton

Solved • Apr 26, 2017

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Q. The outcome of positron emission and electron capture is the same; i.e., the atomic number is reduced by one. 1. False 2. True

Solved • Jan 27, 2017

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Q. Fill in the blanks to correctly compare nuclear and chemical reactions. Energy changes are much larger in ________________Mass changes cannot can b...

Solved • Aug 15, 2016

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Q. An unstable isotope of Ga-73 undergoes radioactive decay to Ga-73 and what?  A. gamma radiationB. beta radiationC. alpha radiationD. positron emission

Solved • Aug 15, 2016

Radioactive Decay

Q. Balance the following nuclear reaction and identify the type of radioactive decay. 

Solved • May 2, 2016

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Q. Which one of the following forms of radiation can penetrate the deepest into body tissue? a) alpha (b) beta (c) gamma (d) positron (e) proton

Solved • Apr 13, 2016

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Q. Uranium-238 decays spontaneously by consecutive emissions into what is believed to be a different uranium isotope. What series of emissions has mos...

Solved • Apr 13, 2016

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Q. Americium-241 is used in a number of smoke detectors; as this radioisotope decays it causes particles to ionize, conduct an electric current and th...

Solved • Mar 2, 2016

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Q. Technetium-97 can be produced by absorption of 2H and emission of two neutrons. What is the starting nuclide? a) 97Mob) 98Ruc) 97Rud) 96Nbe) 96Mo 

Solved • Feb 4, 2016

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Q. In the 232Th decay series, there are six α particles and four β particles lost. What is the final product?   a) 207Pb b) 208Pb c) 210Po d) 206...

Solved • Feb 4, 2016