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Posted by **Adam** on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:28pm.

(A) tungsten-206

(B) platinum-206

(C) lead-206

(D) tungsten-214

(E) lead-214

4. Which nucleus balances the following nuclear equation for the fission of uranium-23? 235/92 U + 1/0 n -> 90/38 Sr + A/Z X + 2 1/0 n + y

(A) 146/54 Xe

(B) 146/52 Te

(C) 144/52 Te

(D) 144/54 Xe

(E) 142/50 Sn

Any help would be greatly appreciated; I don't understand this AT ALL. Please and thank you!

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:56pmfour alpha means 4*2+) have left

Rn222 is 86X222

so take away 4*mass of alpha, and 4 charge of alpha, you get

78X214, and element 78 is Pt, and weight

then you have 78Pt204, then four beta decays leave the mass as 204, but changes the atomic number to 82

82Pt204

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