Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Think and Explain: 57

Answer

Aluminum , atomic number 13.

Work Step by Step

Carbon has atomic number 6. If two C atoms were to fuse, 6 + 6 = 12, forming magnesium, atomic number 12. A beta emission raises its atomic number by 1, to 13.
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