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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

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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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:

  1. Option A is incorrect. wrong mass number and atomic number of a product.
  2. Option B is correct. equal total mass and atomic number on both sides.
  3. C is incorrect. wrong mass number and atomic number of an product.
  4. 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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