Problem: Identify the unknown isotope X in the following decay.234U → X + α.(a) 235U(b) 230Th(c) 228Th(d) 239Pu

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In nuclear reactions, the charge in the nucleus (number of protons) and mass number should be balanced.

α is a helium particle without electrons.

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Identify the unknown isotope X in the following decay.

234U → X + α.

(a) 235U

(b) 230Th

(c) 228Th

(d) 239Pu

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