   Chapter 31, Problem 32PE

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Confirm that charge, electron family number, and the total number of nucleons are all conserved by the rule for (−decay given in the equation Z A X N → Z − 1 A Y N − 1 + β − + v e .To do this, identify the values of each before and after the decay.

To determine

To prove:

The XZANXZ1AN - 1+ β-+ veconserves charges, electron family number and total number of nucleons.

Explanation

Given:

Proton = Electron = 1

Charge on

e+=+1e-=1

Formula used:

Total Charge = Positive charge + negative charge, Total electron family number = positive family number + negative family numberTotal number of nucleons = positive nucleons + negative nucleons

Calculation:

Substituting the values of charges in th

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