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flexastexas
 one year ago
How to write a nuclear equation that shows the decay of sodium 24?
flexastexas
 one year ago
How to write a nuclear equation that shows the decay of sodium 24?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is a beta decay, you will have a beta particle in the product

flexastexas
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is the question mark for?

JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the question mark is the identity of the daughter particle once the sodium atom has decayed. you need to know that, in nuclear reactions, \(total\) atomic number must be conserved, and \(total\) mass number must also be conserved. That makes this fairly straightforward

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You need to show the beta particle ( 01 e ) as a product. From there using the laws of conservation of charge and conservation of mass number, you can find the atomic and mass numbers of the other product. 2311 Na > 01 e + ?? X In this case, the mass number of the product must be 23 and the atomic number must be 12. Replace the question marks above with these numbers and replace X with the symbol for element 12. It's a transmutation problem.
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