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. What do we mean when we say a nucleus has undergone an electron capture process? What type of electron is captured by the nucleus in this process?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret electron capture process and type of electron captured by nucleus.

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

Electron capturing is the process of absorption of inner electron present in inner subshell by the proton rich nucleus of an atom. The inner subshell may be K or L electron shell...

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