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    Decay of Chlorine 36

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    There is Chlorine 35, chlorine 36, and chlorine 37. Cl 35 and Cl 37 are stable. Why would Cl 36 be less stable than either of the two isotopes and how would you predict the product of decay for Cl 36?

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    Shell model of nucleus explains why nuclei with an even no of protons and neutrons are generally more stable than those with odd number of nucleons. This is because each nuclear level can contain 2 neutrons of opposite spin and two protons of opposite spin. ( Protons and neutrons exist in separate shells thus if no of neutrons + no of protons = even no does not satisfy the criteria, both the number of ...

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