Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 19 - Sections 19.1-19.12 - Exercises - Review Questions: 6

Answer

A beta particle is an electron with a mass number of zero and an atomic number of -1. When a beta particle is emitted, the mass number stays the same and the atomic number increases is by 1.

Work Step by Step

When a beta particle is emitted, a neutron becomes a proton increasing the atomic number by one and keeping the mass number the same.
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