Problem: What is the daughter nucleus produced when 50Mn undergoes positron emission? 

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We are being asked to identify the missing particle in the nuclear reaction given.

Mn2550   e+10 + ?


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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What is the daughter nucleus produced when 50Mn undergoes positron emission? 


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