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