Chemistry for Today: General, Orga...

9th Edition
Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305960060



Chemistry for Today: General, Orga...

9th Edition
Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305960060
Chapter 10, Problem 10.44E
Textbook Problem

To make gallium -67 for diagnostic work, zinc -66 is bombarded with accelerated protons. Write a balanced equation to represent the process when a zinc -66 nucleus captures a single proton.

Interpretation Introduction


The balanced equation to represent the process of capture of a single proton by a zinc -66 nucleus is to be stated.

Concept introduction:

The process by which an unstable nucleus radiates energy along with the emission of an alpha or beta particle is known as radioactive decay. A substance is said to be radioactive if it possesses an unstable nucleus. The process is spontaneous. It is also known as nuclear radiation.

Explanation of Solution

It is given that zinc -66 captures a proton to form gallium -67. The atomic numbers of zinc and gallium are 30 and 31 respectively. A proton can be represented as 11p

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