Practice Problem 3

Predict the products of the following nuclear reactions:

(a)  electron emission by 14C                   (b)   positron emission by 8B

(c)  electron capture by 125I                    (d)   alpha emission by 210Rn

(e)  gamma-ray emission by 56mNi


We can predict the product of each reaction by writing an equation in which both mass number and charge are conserved:

(a) Ex23_3a.gif (1156 bytes)

(b)  Ex23_3b.gif (1144 bytes)

(c)  Ex23_3c.gif (1268 bytes)

(d)  Ex23_3d.gif (1314 bytes)

(e)  Ex23_3e.gif (1218 bytes)

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