BuyFindarrow_forward

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425
Textbook Problem
1 views

. What is a positron? What are the mass number and charge of a positron? How do the mass number and atomic number of a nucleus change when the nucleus produces a positron?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret position and its mass number and atomic number. Effect of positron emission on mass number and atomic number of nuclide.

Concept Introduction:

The decaying of an atom takes place by three type of decay such as alpha decay, beta decay, gama decay.

In alpha decay, an alpha particle with mass 4m and electron 2e removed from nuclide while in beta decay two type of decay are possible beta (+) and beta (-). In gamma decay, nuclide will remain same to the original one.

Explanation

Positron is an antiparticle consist of a charge of + 1 and can be introduced as beta (+) particle.

Mass number of positron is 0 while its reaction with any atom results in production of a nuclide with reduced number of proton by 1 unit but mass number remain same as follows:

82

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Chapter 19 Solutions

Show all chapter solutions add

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

Lysine does not cure herpes infections. T F

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

How is temperature related to the density of air?

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Is cis-trans isomerism possible in alkanes?

Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry

What impact has recombinant DNA technology had on genetics and society?

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (MindTap Course List)

What does the designation ROS stand for?

Organic And Biological Chemistry

An electronics technician wishes to construct a parallel-plate capacitor using rutile (k = 100) as the dielectr...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)