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Complete the following nuclear reactions, which have been used to synthesize elements.

This is one of the problems

^238_92U + ^12_6C --> __?__ + 6 ^1_0n

What I am confused about is the 6 in front of the neutron. Do I multiply it by the 1 and the 0?

So then,
The answer would be

^244_98Cf ?

because 238 + 12 = 250 - 6 = 244 ?

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  1. The 6 means there are six neutrons. That six subrtracts from 238, so that
    238+12=? + 6 so the atomic wt of ? is 244.

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