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?



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