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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
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10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

The superheavy element 287FI (element 114) was made by firing a beam of 48Ca ions at 242Pu. Three neutrons were ejected in the reaction. Write a balanced nuclear equation for the synthesis of 287FI.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The balanced nuclear equation for the synthesis of F114287l should be written.

Concept introduction:

Balancing nuclear reaction equation: The balanced nuclear reaction should conserve both mass number and atomic number.

  • The sum of the mass number of the reactants should be equal to the sum of mass number of the products in the reaction.
  • The sum of atomic number (or the atomic charge) of the reactants should be equal to the sum of atomic number (or the atomic charge) of the products in the reaction.
Explanation

When a beam of C2048a is fired to P94242u, the element F114287l is produced by ejecting 3 neutrons

The equation of the reaction can be written as:

  C2048a+P94242uF114287l<

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