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Solution: The 80Br nuclide decays either by β− decay or by electron capture. (a) What is the product of each process? (b) Which process releases more energy? (Masses of atoms: 80Br = 79.918528 amu; 80Kr = 79.91

Problem

The 80Br nuclide decays either by β− decay or by electron capture.

(a) What is the product of each process?
(b) Which process releases more energy? (Masses of atoms: 80Br = 79.918528 amu; 80Kr = 79.916380 amu; 80Se = 79.916520 amu; neglect the mass of electrons involved because these are atomic, not nuclear, masses.)