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An α-particle is Bombarded on 14n. as a Result, a 17o Nucleus is Formed and a Particle is Emitted. this Particle is a - Physics

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An α-particle is bombarded on 14N. As a result, a 17O nucleus is formed and a particle is emitted. This particle is a

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  • neutron

  • proton

  • electron

  • positron

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Solution

proton

If an alpha particle is bombarded on a nitrogen (N-14) nucleus, an oxygen (O-17) nucleus and a proton are released.
According to the conservation of mass and charge,

`"_2^4He + _7^14N →  _6^17O + _1^1P`

So, the emitted particle is a proton.

Concept: Mass-Energy Relation and Mass Defect
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 24 The Nucleus
MCQ | Q 16 | Page 441
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