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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

(a) Write the complete β decay equation for the neutron. (b) Find the energy released in the decay.

To determine

(a)

Beta decay equation for the neutron

Explanation

Given:

Neutron and its alpha decay

Formula Used:

  A = N + Z

Where A is atomic mass number

Z = Number of protons in a nucleus

In the expression below:

  XZAN

Z = Number of protons in a nucleus

X = symbol for the element

We know that

  A = N + Z

Where A is atomic mass number

The atomic mass of n is 1 and

  A = 1 Z = 0N = 0<

To determine

(b)

Energy emitted in the decay

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