   Chapter 31, Problem 33PE

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

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

To determine

To prove:

The XZAN+eXZ1AN +1+ 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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