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Nuclear chemistry reaction question

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Homework Statement


Complete and balance the following nuclear equations by supplying the missing particle.[tex]^{98}_{42}[/tex]Mo+[tex]^{2}_{1}[/tex]H[tex]\rightarrow[/tex][tex]^{1}_{0}[/tex]n+?


Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



I would think that the answer would just be [tex]^{99}_{43}[/tex]Te. It seems correct, since everything adds up nicely, but apparently my answer is incorrect. Am I missing something?
 

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Homework Statement


Complete and balance the following nuclear equations by supplying the missing particle.[tex]^{98}_{42}[/tex]Mo+[tex]^{2}_{1}[/tex]H[tex]\rightarrow[/tex][tex]^{1}_{0}[/tex]n+?


Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



I would think that the answer would just be [tex]^{99}_{43}[/tex]Te. It seems correct, since everything adds up nicely, but apparently my answer is incorrect. Am I missing something?

It looks like your math is right, but you picked the wrong element....Te (Tellurium) has an atomic number of 52. Try [tex]^{99}_{43}[/tex]Tc.
 
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Oh my goodness, thank you! I can't believe I did that. I think I glanced at my periodic table too quickly, and read that "c" as an "e". Thank you, that was indeed the correct answer.
 

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