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In this lesson, we will learn how to solve nuclear equations involving alpha decay.

Q1:

The following nuclear equation shows how an isotope of Neptunium decays to Protactinium: What is the value of π in the equation?

Q2:

How many neutrons does an alpha particle have?

Q3:

How many protons does an alpha particle have?

Q4:

When a nucleus emits an alpha particle, by how much does the atomic number of the remaining nucleus decrease?

Q5:

When a nucleus emits an alpha particle, by how much does the mass number of the remaining nucleus decrease?

Q6:

What is the relative charge of an alpha particle?

Q7:

The following nuclear equation shows how an isotope of curium decays to plutonium via alpha decay: What are the values of π and π in the equation?

Q8:

The following nuclear equation shows how an isotope of uranium decays to thorium: What is the value of π in the equation?

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