Problem: What is the equation for sodium 22 undergoing electron capture?

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We will write an equation for sodium 22 undergoing electron capture

Recall that in an electron capture or electron absorption reaction our electron particle is a reactant and not a product.
It is the opposite of beta decay.  The equation will look like this:

Eatomic ## neutrons + e-10Xatomic # - 1# neutrons  


**Symbols for E and X do not represent actual elements 

 **Atomic # = # of protons + # of electrons (neutral element) 

**# Neutrons can be found based on the name of Isotope 

To write the equation for Sodium 22 undergoing electron capture, we need to find the # of electrons from its Atomic # based on the Periodic Table of elements. 

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What is the equation for sodium 22 undergoing electron capture?