- eg krypton-81 to bromine-81
Main Question or Discussion Point
I have been amateur reading about beta decay. The example given for electron capture was krypton-81 into bromine-81. Going from a noble gas to a halogen gives rise to a big change in chemical potential energy. How is this energy accounted for in the equations of the reactant particles and nuclear binding energy? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am interested to know.