Concept: Understanding Nuclear Reactions.

# Problem: Technetium-99 is prepared from  98Mo. Molybdenum-98 combines with a neutron to give molybdenum-99, an unstable isotope that emits a β particle to yield an excited form of technetium-99, represented as  99 Tc*. This excited nucleus relaxes to the ground state, represented as 99 Tc, by emitting a γ ray. The ground state of  99 Tc then emits a β particle. Write the equations for each of these nuclear reactions.

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Technetium-99 is prepared from  98Mo. Molybdenum-98 combines with a neutron to give molybdenum-99, an unstable isotope that emits a β particle to yield an excited form of technetium-99, represented as  99 Tc*. This excited nucleus relaxes to the ground state, represented as 99 Tc, by emitting a γ ray. The ground state of  99 Tc then emits a β particle. Write the equations for each of these nuclear reactions.