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A. An atom of an element with an atomic number of 95 and a mass number of 241 undergoes decay by emission of an alpha particle. What are the atomic number, mass number and name of the product atom?

B. An atom of 63Ni undergoes loss of a beta particle. What are the atomic number, mass number and name of the product atom?

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The solution provides explanations for products resulting from decay of an atom by emission of an alpha or beta particle.

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Because atomic number Z = 95
Mass number A = 241

After an alpha (Z= 2, A =4) particle emission,

New element:
Atomic number Z = 95 ...

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