Problem: Identify the unknown isotope X in the following decay.32P→ X + e−A. 32SB. 30PC. 35ClD. 31P

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To solve this problem, we'll balance the mass numbers on parent nuclide vs the daughter nuclides.

We'll also apply conservation of charges.

e- is a Beta particle. A beta particle has no mass. 

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Identify the unknown isotope X in the following decay.

32P→ X + e

A. 32S
B. 30P
C. 35Cl
D. 31P

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