MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 454"
How Everything Works 21 Jun 2018. 21 Jun 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=454>.
454. By firing neutrons into a nucleus to change an atom, can you make gold using other cheaper metals?
Yes. However, trying to build gold with nuclear reactions is an expensive way to make the precious metal. Furthermore, you would probably end up with radioactive gold because at least some of the nuclei you made would have the wrong numbers of neutrons in them and would be unstable.

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