Radioactive Decay. Radioactivity vs. chemical reactions. CHEMICAL REACTIONS make new substances by rearranging atoms and forming bonds. The atoms do not change in the process. NUCLEAR REACTIONS instead involve a change in the nucleus and changes the atom…forming a different element.
1) ALPHA: Each alpha particle emits 2 protons and 2 neutrons.
What element is this equivalent to???
If Radium (Ra) -226 which has an atomic number of 88 and undergoes a decay of an alpha particle, how many protons will the new element have?
What element will it turn into?
What will the resulting mass be?
- WHAT WOULD THE RESULTING ELEMENT BE?