When curium-242 is bombarded with alpha particles, a neutron and what are formed?

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Jun 16, 2017

Answer:

Californium - 245

Explanation:

#"_96^242Cm# + #"_2^4alpha# => #"_98^245Cf + _o^1n#

Superscript Number => #Sigma"mass reactants"# = #Sigma" mass products"#

Subscript Number => #Sigma "atomic number"("reactants")# = #Sigma "atomic number" ("products")#