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Which form of emission is commonly not written in nuclear equations because they do not affect charges, atomic numbers, or mass numbers?

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gamma ray

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Which form of decay produces a nucleus similar to the element helium?

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alpha particle

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Radium decays to form radon. Which equation correctly describes this decay?

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226/88Ra -> 222/86Rn + 4/2He

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Radium decays to form radon.
226/88Ra β 222/86Rn + 4/2He
This type of nuclear decay is called

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alpha decay

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Gold can undergo transmutation. Which equation could correctly describe this radioactive decay?

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185/79Au -> 181/77Ir + 4/2He

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Gold can undergo transmutation.
185/79Au -> 181/77Ir + 4/2He
This type of nuclear decay is called

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alpha decay

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Helium decays to form lithium. Which equation correctly describes this decay?

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6/2He -> 6/3Li + 0/-1e

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Helium decays to form lithium.
6/2He -> 6/3Li + 0/-1e
This type of nuclear decay is called

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beta minus decay

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In this nuclear reaction equation, oxygen decays to form nitrogen. Which equation correctly describes this decay?

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15/8O -> 15/7N + 0/1e

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Oxygen decays to form nitrogen.
15/8O -> 15/7N + 0/1e
This type of nuclear decay is called

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beta plus decay

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Mercury-203 undergoes beta minus decay. The subscript in the nuclide notation, Hg, is __________
The element symbol produced is __. It has a mass number ____ and an atomic number _______

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80
Tl; 203; 81

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Mercury-203 undergoes beta minus decay.
203/80Hg β 203/81Tl + ___?
The subatomic particle produced is a(n) .
203/80Hg β 203/81Tl + 0/-1e?
Is this the correct balanced equation?

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an electron
yes

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In one form of beta decay, potassium decays to produce calcium. What values do the letters represent?
The nuclear reaction is a __________ decay.

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a - 19
b - 40
c- -1
beta minus

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Bombarding plutonium-239 with an alpha particle creates an isotope of curium. Balance the equation.
239/94Pu + 4/2He β (a)/(b)Cm + (c)/(d)n
Identify the values for the unknown letters.

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a - 242
b - 96
c - 1
d - 0

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A neutron collides with a nitrogen atom, resulting in a transmutation. Balance the equation.
1/0n + 14/7N -> (A)/(Z)X + 1/1H
Identify the unknown product by identifying the unknown letters.

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A - 14
Z - 6
X - C

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Which numbers are shown in the symbol for a radioactive nuclide?

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the atomic number and the mass number

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Consider the nuclear equation below.
22/11Na -> 22/10Ne + 0/(?)B
Which is the missing value that will balance the equation?

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+1

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The table lists the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons in a certain radioactive nuclide.
Which is the symbol of this radioactive nuclide?

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24/11 Na

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Which represents the balanced nuclear equation for the beta minus decay of Co-60?

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B) 60/27 Co -> 60/28Ni + 0/-1e

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Which represents the balanced equation for the beta minus emission of phosphorus-32?

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C) 32/15P -> 32/16S + 0/-1e

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A radioactive nuclide is used to detect eye tumors. An atom of this radionuclide contains 15 protons, 15 electrons, and 17 neutrons. Which is symbol of this radionuclide?

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32/15P

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The symbol for a radioactive nuclide is 234/90Th. Which statement is correct?

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The atomic number of the radioactive nuclide is 90.

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Consider the nuclear equation below.
235/92U -> X + 4/2He
What is the nuclide symbol of X?

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231/90Th

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A nuclide of 64/29Cu absorbs a positron. Which is the resulting atom?

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64/30 Zn

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Consider the nuclear equation below.
124/56Ba -> 124/55Cs + ?
Which completes the nuclear equation?

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0/+1e