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the longest lived radioactive isotope yet discovered is the betaemitter tellurium130.it has been determinded that it would take 2.4 x 10^21 years for 99.9% of this isotope to decay. write the equation for this reaction, and identify the isotope into which tellurium130 decays.

chemistry 
DrBob222
_{52}^{130}Te ==> _{1}^{o}e + X
The subscripts must add up and the superscripts must add up. I have shown the beta particle (an electron) with 1 charge and 0 mass. When you know the atomic number, place it at the lower left hand of X as a subscript and the mass number will be a superscript at the top left. Then look on the periodic table and identify the element X. It's tough to write these subscripts and superscripts so if I've goofed on one of them I will redo it. 
chemistry 
DrBob222
It look ok to me.
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