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1- Nuclear Chemistry
For the three major modes of radioactive decay:
a. List the modes
b. Give a specific example of each
e. For each mode, state whether it results in a transmutation or not.
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1- Nuclear Chemistry For the three major modes of radioactive decay: a. List the modes b. Give a specific example of each e. For each mode, state whether it results in a transmutation or not.

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Part A

The three major modes of radioactive decay are alpha, beta and gamma decay.

 

Step 2

Part B

The examples for each decay are given as,

Alpha Decay:

The alpha decay occurs as per the following reaction and the alpha decay of Polonium can be expressed as,

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+3Y + $He 20Pb +He Z-2 210PO 82 84

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Beta Decay

The beta decay occurs as per the following reaction a...

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► z+4Y + ß°, - Cl5 + Bº1 Z+1 S35. 16

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