# Homework Help: Gamma radiation decay question.

1. Apr 15, 2012

### rollcast

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The radioactive substance emits gamma radiation. Complete the equation below for the disintegration of the nuclei of this substance.

2. Relevant equations

$^{24}_{11}Na^{*} \rightarrow ^{?}_{?}Na + ?$

3. The attempt at a solution

$^{24}_{11}Na^{*} \rightarrow ^{24}_{11}Na + \gamma$

Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
2. Apr 15, 2012

### truesearch

That looks correct. The original nucleus must only be in an excited state and energy needs to be radiated