Problem: Write the balanced nuclear equation for the reaction represented by the diagram shown here.

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A graph with number of protons on the x-axis and number of neutrons on the y-axis shows a declining line from a point at 63 neutrons and 46 protons to a point at 62 neutrons and 47 protons.

Neutral atom = # protons = atomic number

mass number = # of protons + # of neutrons


Reactant:

# of neutrons = 63
# of protons = 46
mass number = 63 +46 = 109

Element atomic # 46 = Palladium (Pd)

Pd46109


Product:

# of neutrons = 62
# of protons = 47
mass number = 62 +47 = 109

Element atomic # 47 = Silver (Ag)

Ag47109

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A graph with number of protons on the x-axis and number of neutrons on the y-axis shows a declining line from a point at 63 neutrons and 46 protons to a point at 62 neutrons and 47 protons.

Write the balanced nuclear equation for the reaction represented by the diagram shown here.

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