We are being asked to identify the product nucleus when Co-56 undergoes positron decay.
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 occurs when an unstable nucleus ejects a positron to create a new element
Co-56 undergoes positron decay. What is the product nucleus?
e. Fe- 55
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