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Homework Help: Easy Question, Nuclear Nomenclature

  1. Mar 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What does [tex]^{3}H(d,n)^{4}He[/tex] mean? I assume it means Helium goes to tritium or is it the other way around?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 3, 2008 #2
    It's another way to write:


    with [itex]^{2}H\equiv\,D[/itex] being the symbol for Deuterium.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
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