Alpha decay of polonium-210 yields


Alpha decay of polonium-210 yields


Polonium is a post-transition metal with the atomic number 84. It has over thirty isotopes, and Po-210 is one of them. All of polonium's isotopes are radioactive, which means they decay into other elements.

Answer and Explanation:

Alpha decay of polonium-210 yields lead-206.

An alpha particle, which is a helium nucleus, is emitted in alpha decay. The equation showing the alpha...

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Balancing Nuclear Equations & Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction

from Chemistry 101: General Chemistry

Chapter 4 / Lesson 2

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