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What is plutonium 244 decays by beta decay to?

Plutonium’s most stable isotope, plutonium-244, has a half-life of about years. It decays into uranium-240 through alpha decay. Plutonium-244 will also decay through spontaneous fission. Plutonium is the second transuranium element of the actinide series.

What is the daughter isotope produce when Pu 244 undergoes alpha decay?

helium-4

What element will be produced if RA 224 undergoes alpha decay?

Alpha decay occurs in the nuclei of heavy elements, like radium, uranium, thorium etc. When a nucleus of Ra (radium) decays, it emits an alpha particle and becomes an Rn (radon) nucleus. In general, during alpha decay, the atomic number (Z) is reduced by two, and the mass number (A), by four.

What is the nuclear equation for the alpha decay of radon-222?

Therefore we can identify the lost particle as a helium nucleus (or alpha particle), and give it the chemical symbol He. The number of protons and the number of neutrons has been conserved during alpha decay….Alpha Decay.

4 He α
2

What is the half life value of radon-222?

approximately 3.8 days

Why is radon 222 unstable?

Display the Radon-222 Decay Chain image. Explain that radioactive elements are made up of atoms with an unstable nucleus. The nucleus is unstable because of strong forces or extra energy built up inside.

What is the half life of plutonium 244?

81 million years

What is the half-life of plutonium 235?

The main isotopes of plutonium are: Pu-238, (half-lifea 88 years, alpha decay to U-234, releasing 5.6 MeV) Pu-239, fissile (half-life 24,000 years, alpha decay to U-235) Pu-240, fertile (half-life 6,560 years, alpha decay to U-236)

Is plutonium more stable than uranium?

Plutonium-239, the isotope found in the spent MOX fuel, is much more radioactive than the depleted Uranium-238 in the fuel. Plutonium emits alpha radiation, a highly ionizing form of radiation, rather than beta or gamma radiation. When alpha-emitters get inside cells, on the other hand, they are extremely hazardous.

What does plutonium break down into?

uranium-240