Problem: What is the daughter nucleus produced when 196 Pb undergoes electron capture?

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We’re being asked to identify the daughter nucleus when 196-Pb undergoes electron capture.

• Electron capture

occurs when a nucleus absorbs an electron to create a new element
an electron has no atomic mass and is represented by e

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What is the daughter nucleus produced when 196 Pb undergoes electron capture?

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