## What is the alpha decay of polonium-214?

Pb-210
Po-214 decays by alpha emission mainly to the Pb-210 ground state level.

## What products result from polonium-214 Po undergoing alpha decay?

For example, polonium-214 with atomic number 84 and mass number 214 decays to lead-210 with atomic number 82 and mass number 210.

## What isotope is produced by the alpha decay of polonium-214?

Alpha Decay

Parent isotope Daughter isotope

## What is the beta decay of lead 214?

The decay of radon into polonium 218 is followed by further alpha decay into lead 214. Lead 214 emits then beta electrons to transform into bismuth 214 and polonium 214, which produces lead 210 through the emission of a third alpha particle.

## Is polonium 214 stable?

A rare and highly radioactive metal with no stable isotopes, polonium is chemically similar to selenium and tellurium, though its metallic character resembles that of its horizontal neighbors in the periodic table: thallium, lead, and bismuth.

## Why do we primarily concern about RN-222?

Epidemiological studies have established radon as a leading cause of lung cancer. Natural decay of uranium-238, a component of the earths’ crust, results in the release of radon-222 gas. Concentrations of radon are typically low outdoors, but can accumulate in enclosed environments.

## Which equation represents alpha decay?

The equation of alpha decay is: (2.17)XNZA→YN−2Z−2A−4+α224. Figure 2.4 shows alpha decay of uranium, which has six groups of alpha particles in its decay spectrum. These correspond to different energy levels of the alpha particles in the U-nucleus (see Figure 2.4).

## What is the nuclear equation for alpha decay?

Nuclear reaction energy, such as released in α decay, can be found using the equation E = (Δm)c 2. We must first find Δm, the difference in mass between the parent nucleus and the products of the decay.

## What is the equation for alpha particle?

alpha particle: 1/2mv 2 = 1/2 (mv) * v. heavy atom: 1/2MV 2 = 1/2 (MV) * V. To conserve momentum mv = MV, so v, the speed of the alpha particle afterwards, is larger than V, the speed of the heavy atom, by a factor of M/m.

## What is the decay of polonium?

Polonium is an extremely unstable radioactive chemical element which forms as part of the decay process of radium, another radioactive element. Because polonium is a stage in radium’s decay process, it is sometimes called radium F. This element appears in trace amounts in nature, typically in uranium ores,…

What is the alpha decay of polonium-214? Pb-210 Po-214 decays by alpha emission mainly to the Pb-210 ground state level. What products result from polonium-214 Po undergoing alpha decay? For example, polonium-214 with atomic number 84 and mass number 214 decays to lead-210 with atomic number 82 and mass number 210. What isotope is produced…