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: 9

Answer

In electron capture, a nuclide absorbs one of its inner electrons and one of its protons changes to a neutron. Electron capture does not change the mass number but decreases is the atomic number by 1.

Work Step by Step

Electron capture usually occurs when the nuclide has too many protons.
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