Problem: Enter the nuclear equation for the positron emission of  2211Na (sodium-22). Express your answer as a nuclear reaction.

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We are being asked to determine the nuclear equation for the positron emission of  Na1122 (sodium-22).

Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions  (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei. 

• In a radioactive decay or emission reaction:

• the radioactive particle is ejected from the nucleus
  • forms a 
product.  

• A positron emission

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Enter the nuclear equation for the positron emission of  2211Na (sodium-22). 

Express your answer as a nuclear reaction.


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