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anonymous

  • one year ago

Tritium is an isotope of hydrogen and it has 2 neutrons in its nucleus. Write the nuclear equation describing the decay of tritium to helium-3.

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  1. Koikkara
    • one year ago
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    Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium @kym02

  2. whpalmer4
    • one year ago
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    How many protons and neutrons respectively in the helium-3 nucleus? What has to happen to turn a tritium nucleus into a helium-3 nucleus?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    There are 3 neutrons and 2 protons in the helium-3 nucleus and in order for a tritium nucleus to turn into a helium-3 nucleus, the tritium must undergo beta decay. @whpalmer4 ^_^ got it now, thank you! @Koikkara Thanks a bunch for the extra info! :)

  4. whpalmer4
    • one year ago
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    uh, helium-3 has 2 protons and 1 neutron, total of 3 nucleons. beta decay is the operative means to get from H-3 to He-3.

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