Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 21

Answer

It is a helium-3 nucleus.

Work Step by Step

We start with one proton striking the 3 protons and 3 neutrons in Li-6. The $\alpha$ particle has 2 protons and 2 neutrons. The remaining particle must have 2 protons and 1 neutron. It is a He-3 nucleus.
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