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Unformatted text preview: C. Xenon has a number of stable isotopes; in fact, only two in the following string are radioactive. One decays by electron capture with a half life of 36.4 d, and the other decays by electron (beta) emission with a half life of 5.2 d. Identify the two isotopes from the list most likely to decay, predict the pathway of decay for each, and write a balanced equation. Briefly, explain your reasoning. 126 Xe 127 Xe 128 Xe 129 Xe 130 Xe 131 Xe 132 Xe 133 Xe 134 Xe...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course CHM 24100 taught by Professor Professordavidr.mcmillin during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
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