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Homework Help: Alpha particle and Beryllium reaction

  1. Oct 13, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the equation for the reaction of a alpha particle and beryllium with production of one neutron

    2. Relevant equations

    Use an a chem equation

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The masses are 4 + 9 = 1 + x, so x = 12. The atomic numbers (protons) are 2 + 4 = 0 + x, so x is 6

    Therefore a neutron and Carbon 12 is produced.

    Is this correct????
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  3. Oct 15, 2011 #2
    does anyone know the solution?
  4. Oct 15, 2011 #3


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    Can you google Beryllium?
  5. Oct 15, 2011 #4
    how does that help?
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