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Homework Help: Gamma radiation decay question.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 #1
    [itex][/itex]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

    [itex]^{24}_{11}Na^{*} \rightarrow ^{?}_{?}Na + ?[/itex]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    [itex]^{24}_{11}Na^{*} \rightarrow ^{24}_{11}Na + \gamma[/itex]
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 15, 2012 #2
    That looks correct. The original nucleus must only be in an excited state and energy needs to be radiated
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