Problem: What is the daughter nucleus produced when 167 Tm undergoes electron capture?

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We’re being asked to identify the daughter nucleus when 167-Tm undergoes electron capture.

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

In a radioactive capture or absorption reaction

radioactive particle is taken into the element
seen as a reactant

• An electron capture

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What is the daughter nucleus produced when 167 Tm undergoes electron capture?

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