Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 14

Answer

They will change energy levels to accommodate.

Work Step by Step

The atom becomes a different element, because its atomic number Z has changed. The energy levels shift to become the energy levels of the new element. The electrons previously occupying those levels also change energies.
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