Problem: In each of the parts of this question, a nucleus undergoes a nuclear decay. Determine the resulting nucleus in each case.Part A22789 Ac undergoes alpha decay. Determine the resulting nucleus.Part B21183 Bi undergoes beta-minus decay. Determine the resulting nucleus.

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A nucleus is represented by:

AZX, where,

A is the mass number, Z is the proton number.

Part A

A nucleus undergoing alpha decay has its proton number decreased by 2 and the mass number decreased by 4.

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In each of the parts of this question, a nucleus undergoes a nuclear decay. Determine the resulting nucleus in each case.

Part A

22789 Ac undergoes alpha decay. Determine the resulting nucleus.

Part B

21183 Bi undergoes beta-minus decay. Determine the resulting nucleus.

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