Mary B.

asked • 08/30/18

Nobelium 102 emits a ganna Ray,what element results

Need to show the equation used to figu this problem out.

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J.R. S. answered • 08/30/18

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Arturo O.

J.R.S,
 
A gamma ray is a quantum of electromagnetic radiation (neutral).  An ALPHA ray is essentially a helium nucleus (2He4).  If the question is worded correctly, then there is no change in nuclear composition, just a reduction in the energy state of the nucleus.  (I suspect the question was not worded correctly.)
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J.R. S.

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OMG. Of course. What was I thinking. Apparently I wasn’t. Thanks. Time for me to take a vacation. 
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Arturo O.

You are doing adjunct teaching now, right?  And the new semester is ramping up.  No vacation until Christmas! 
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