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# If an element X of atomic number Z and mass number Y is…

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**If an element X of atomic number Z and mass number Y is irradiated by an intense concentration of neutrons, the relevant nuclear equation is**

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**B**

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**Total atomic number of a product must be = total atomic number of reactants = Z + 0 = Z**

**Total mass number of a product must be = total mass number of reactants = Y + 1**

**Option B.**

**Now for the right answer to the above question:**

**Option A is incorrect. wrong mass number and atomic number of a product.****Option B is correct. equal total mass and atomic number on both sides.****C is incorrect. wrong mass number and atomic number of an product.****D is not the correct answer. Correct mass number, but wrong atomic number.**

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**Simple addition of all the mass numbers and atomic numbers on both sides must be equal.**

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**/ culled from 2016 JAMB-UTME Chemistry past question 34 /**

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