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When a nucleus emits a beta particle, by how many atomic mass units does the mass of the nucleus change? By how many units does the atomic number of the nucleus change? Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret the change in atomic number and mass number of nuclide in beta decay.

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

In beta decay the mass number not get changed and remain same while number of electron or atomic number get increases by 1 unit.

Beta particle decaying of lead results in formation of bismuth with same mass 214 as follows:

82Pb

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