Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 33 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 633-634: 22


The transmutation of thorium by alpha particle emission produces an element with 2 fewer protons in the nucleus. The new atomic number is 88.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 629, and shown in Figure 33.22.
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