# What happens to chemical bonds if the nucleus changes? [duplicate]

Lets say I have some $$\ce{PuF6}$$ (with the Plutonium being $$\ce{^{240}Pu}$$). I take this $$\ce{PuF6}$$ and bombard it with neutrons. The $$\ce{^{240}Pu}$$ nuclei capture the neutrons, forming $$\ce{^{241}Pu}$$, which decays after some time to $$\ce{^{241}Am}$$. $$\ce{AmF6}$$ is not a stable molecule from what we know - we can't synthesize it in labs. So what exactly happens to the chemical bonds? $$\ce{AmF4}$$ seems stable - does a difluorine molecule just get "kicked" off?