# Bismuth-209 (209Bi) was bombarded with another element to produce meitnerium-266 (266Mt) and one neutron. What was the bombarding particle? Show your balanced nuclear equation as work?

Feb 24, 2018

Iron-58

#### Explanation:

${\text{_83^209 Bi + ""_x^y Z -> ""_109^266 Mt + }}_{0}^{1} n$

Therefore, since the number of protons/neutrons on the left of the equation must equal the number on the right, the missing particle is:

""_26^58 Fe