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1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

(a) Write the complete reaction equation for electron capture by 15Ω.

(b) Calculate the energy released.

To determine

(a)

Electron capture equation by 15O

Explanation

Given:

  15O

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 O8157 is 15 and

  A = 15 Z = 8

To determine

(b)

Energy emitted

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