Posted by michelle on .
A magic number is the name given to certain numbers of protons or neutrons that have a high correlation to stability in nuclei.
Magic # of protons: 2,8,20,28,50,82
Magic # of neutrons: 2,8,20,38,50,82,126, 184
Using general trends, predict the stability of the following nuclei.
Either STABLE or RADIOACTIVE
(I figured B would be stable because it falls under the magic numbers list. Also I think C would be radioactive because it does not seem to fit with the others)
just a guess but would all but C be stable?