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Alpha Decay

Q. The U-238 nucleus decays to form Pb-206 by α and β decays. Calculate the number of α decays.

Solved • Dec 11, 2019

Alpha Decay

Q. 237Np decays to 209Bi. How many alpha decays are involved in this decay series?

Solved • Dec 11, 2019

Alpha Decay

Q. 232Th decays to 208 Pb. How many alpha decays are involved in this decay series? (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 1 (d) 5 (e) 6

Solved • Dec 11, 2019

Alpha Decay

Q. Write the balanced nuclear equation for α decay of 212-Bi. Include both mass numbers and the atomic numbers with each nuclear symbol. Use the "sup-subscript" button in the answer palette to enter these numbers correctly. Greek letters can be accessed in the drop-down menu that says "-select-."

Solved • Nov 26, 2019

Alpha Decay

Q. 12. Write the reaction of the carbon-13 nuclide capturing an alpha particle.

Solved • Nov 21, 2019

Alpha Decay

Q. 11. Identify the missing element from the following reactions: c) 238-Pu → ____ + 4-α

Solved • Nov 21, 2019

Alpha Decay

Q. 6. How much of a 1.0 g sample of plutonium-236 is present (in mg to two decimal places) after 10.0 years of the half-life of this alpha emitter is 2.86 years?

Solved • Nov 21, 2019