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Lithium (Z = 3) Has Two Stable Isotopes 6li and 7li. When Neutrons Are Bombarded on Lithium Sample, Electrons and α-particles Are Ejected. Write Down the Nuclear Process Taking Place. - Physics

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Lithium (Z = 3) has two stable isotopes 6Li and 7Li. When neutrons are bombarded on lithium sample, electrons and α-particles are ejected. Write down the nuclear process taking place.

Solution

The nuclear process taking place is shown below.

`""_8^6"L_i" + n → ""_3^7L_i`

`""_3^7L_i + n → ""_3^8L_i → ""_4^8"Be" + barv + e^-`

`""_4^8"Be" → ""_2^4"He" + ""_2^4"He"`

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Solution Lithium (Z = 3) Has Two Stable Isotopes 6li and 7li. When Neutrons Are Bombarded on Lithium Sample, Electrons and α-particles Are Ejected. Write Down the Nuclear Process Taking Place. Concept: Radioactivity - Law of Radioactive Decay.
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