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6.E: Nuclear Weapons- Fission and Fusion (Exercises)

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  • 1) Translate the following artificial transmutation reactions into nuclear symbols and balance:

    a) Be-9 is hit with an alpha particle to produce C-12 and ?

    b) Li-6 is bombarded with deuterium to form ? and Li-7

    c) A neutron hits N-14 to produce an alpha particle and ?

    d) Na-23 combines a neutron to form Na-24 and ?

    2) What is the difference between emission/decay and transmutation?