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The half life of polonium-212 is 299(2) nanoseconds.

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What is the use of polonium 212?

Polonium-212 has not uses.


What type of radiation is emitted when polonium-212 forms?

Polonium-212 is formed by beta decay of bismuth-212.


What is the half life of polonium-212?

431 nanoseconds


What daughter product remains after the alpha decay of polonium-212?

After the alpha decay of polonium-212, there is lead-208 212/84 Po --------> 208/82 Pb + 4/2 He Lead 208


Where would I find a polonium mine?

You cannot mine polonium as the longest lived isotope, polonium-209 has a halflife of only 100 years and most isotopes of polonium have halflives measured in seconds to minutes.Traces of polonium can be found in any uranium ore as it is a daughter of uranium decay.Usable amounts of polonium are manufactured using nuclear reactors.


What type of radiation is emitted when polonium forms lead-208?

Lead-208 is formed by alpha decay (emission of alpha particles) from polonium-212.


How do you write a balanced nuclear equation for the alpha decay of polonium -216?

Po-216- -----------------> Pb-212


What type of radiation is emitted when polonium-212 forms lead-208?

Polonium-212 loses 2 protons and 2 neutrons when it decays to lead-208. These 2 protons and 2 neutrons are lost as a single Helium nucleus. In other words, it is an alpha decay.


How do you get rid of static electricity in photos?

Rub it off Radioactive polonium brushes available in any photoshop will do this. The alpha particles emitted by the polonium ionize air and the ionized air carries off the static charge. These brushes should be bought new at least every year from a fresh batch at the photoshop due to the short halflife of polonium.


What isotope remains after the alpha decay of polonium 212?

Polonium 212 has 84 protons and 128 neutrons. An alpha particle is 2 protons and 2 neutrons, so the daughter nucleus will have 82 protons and 126 neutrons, making it lead 208.


How does polonium 216 undergo alpha decay to form a lead isotope?

The reaction is:Po-216----------------alpha particle-----------------Pb-212


What type of radiation is emitted when polonium 212 forms lead 208?

In this case alpha particles are emitted.

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