**17-04-02d1** | Title | **Deducing the mass number and atomic number of daughter nuclide** | Caption | To the extent expressed by A-X-Z notation, the Law of Conservation of Mass applies in these nuclear equations. Therefore, the sum of protons should be the same on each side of the arrow. Likewise, the sum of neutrons should be the same. | Notes | Einstein's famous equation, E = mc2 tells us that mass is converted to energy, but the amount of mass converted will be too small to detect in these A-X-Z calculations. | Keywords | radiation, radioactivity, nucleus, atom, alpha, parent, daughter, nuclide, nuclear equation, mass number, atomic number | |