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When a Boron Nucleus ( 10 5 B ) is Bombarded by a Neutron, a α-particle is Emitted. Which Nucleus Will Be Formed as a Result? - Physics

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ConceptNuclear Energy Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion

Question

When a boron nucleus `(""_5^10"B")` is bombarded by a neutron, a α-particle is emitted. Which nucleus will be formed as a result?

Solution

It is given that when a boron nucleus `(""_5^10"B")` is bombarded by a neutron, an α-particle is emitted.

Let X nucleus be formed as a result of the bombardment.
According to the charge and mass conservation,

`""_5^10"B"` `+ _0^1n → X + _2^4He`

Charge : 5  0  3  2

Mass : 10 1 7 4

The mass number of X should be 7 and its atomic number should be 3.

`therefore X =  _3^7Li`

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 HC Verma Solution for Concepts of Physics - Vol. 2 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 24: The Nucleus
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Solution When a Boron Nucleus ( 10 5 B ) is Bombarded by a Neutron, a α-particle is Emitted. Which Nucleus Will Be Formed as a Result? Concept: Nuclear Energy - Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion.
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