×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Chemistry - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Chemistry - Textbook Survival Guide

Solved: Write a nuclear equation for positron emission by

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

Solution for problem 64P Chapter 17

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition

  • Textbook Solutions
  • 2901 Step-by-step solutions solved by professors and subject experts
  • Get 24/7 help from StudySoup virtual teaching assistants
Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition

4 5 0 428 Reviews
18
4
Problem 64P

Write a nuclear equation for positron emission by each nuclide.

(a)  Co-55

(b) Na-22

(c) F-18

Step-by-Step Solution:
Step 1 of 3

Solution 64P:

Here, we are going to write nuclear equations for positron emission by each nuclide.

Step1:

Positron emission is similar to beta emission(splitting of a neutron into a proton and an accompanying electron.), but in this case, a proton becomes a neutron and an anti-matter electron, or antielectron. The latter is also called a positron because, although it resembles an electron in most ways, it has a positive charge.

                                        P  →  n  +  e+

In nuclear equations for positron emission, the electron is written as either 𝛃+, e or e.

In positron emission, the radioactive nuclide changes into a different element, with an atomic number that is lower by 1 but the same mass number.

Step2:

Co-55

The atomic number of Co is 27. So, when Co-55 undergoes positron emission, a daughter nuclei with atomic number 26(Fe) is formed. The nuclear equation is:

                                Co   →  Fe...

Step 2 of 3

Chapter 17, Problem 64P is Solved
Step 3 of 3

Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

Unlock Textbook Solution

Enter your email below to unlock your verified solution to:

Solved: Write a nuclear equation for positron emission by

×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Chemistry - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Chemistry - Textbook Survival Guide
×
Reset your password