There are two isotopes of americium, both with half-lives sufficiently long to allow the handling of large

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There are two isotopes of americium, both with half-lives sufficiently long to allow the handling of large quantities. Americium-241, with a half-life of 432 years, is an α emitter used in smoke detectors. The isotope is formed from 239Pu by absorption of two neutrons followed by emission of a β particle. Write a balanced equation for this process.

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Chemistry And Chemical Reactivity

ISBN: 9780357001172

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Authors: John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

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