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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

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 the complete decay series?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The number of α and β particles produced in the complete decay series of Uranium- 235 , to end up as lead- 207 are to be stated.

Concept introduction: Uranium-235 ( 235U ) is the only isotope of uranium that is fissile. It undergoes chain reactions. Its fission chain reaction involves radioactive decay producing chemical substances that are highly radioactive. It also functions as fuel in nuclear power plants.

To determine: The number of αandβ particles produced during the complete decay series of Uranium- 235 to end up as lead- 207 .

Explanation

Explanation

Uranium-235 ( 235U ) is the only isotope of uranium that is fissile. It undergoes chain reactions.

The radioactive decay of Uranium- 235 to end up as lead- 207 is summarized below.

92235Uα90231Thβ91231Paα89227Acβ90227Thα88223Raα86

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