How do you balance nuclear fission equations?
The sums of the superscripts and of the subscripts must be the same on each side of the equation.
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Complete the following equation for the fission of uranium-235.
On the left hand side, sum of subscripts = 92 + 0 = 92
On the right hand side, sum of subscripts = 56 +
On the left hand side, sum of superscripts = 235 + 1 = 236
On the right hand side, sum of superscripts = 142 +
The symbol for a nucleus is
The element with
Thus, the unknown nucleus is
The balanced nuclear equation is