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Nitrogen-14 undergoing alpha particle bombardment emits a proton and forms which of the following atoms?

alpha-particle-bombardment

 

 

Explanation

 

This question asks the examinee to identify the atom that is created through a bombardment reaction that produces a proton particle, as follows:

proton-particle

The reaction produces an oxygen-17 atom making choice A the correct answer.

 

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