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ISBN: 9781938168000

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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

(a) Write the complete a decay equation for 249Cf.

(b) Find the energy released in the decay.

To determine

(a)

Alpha decay equation of 249Cf

Explanation

Given:

  249Cf

Formula Used:

  A = N + Z

Where A is atomic mass number

Z = Number of protons in a nucleus

In the expression below:

  XZAN

Z = Number of protons in a nucleus

X = symbol for the element

We know that

  A = N + Z

Where A is atomic mass number

The atomic mass of C98249f151 is 249 and

  A = 249 Z =

To determine

(b)

Energy emitted in the decay

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