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?

1 Answer
Feb 24, 2018



#""_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#