Oh, I read it wrong. I thought one of its neutrons underwent a beta decay.panzerliger said:yes, I know but it underwent neutron capture so its "61" and then transmuted to copper after beta decay so it stayed "61"... but Im wondering why that isint correct~ unless of course it isint beta decay at all that created the proton.
Is the question basically this?panzerliger said:taking a set of questions and came across this one:
"Capture of a neutron by nickel-60 produces a proton and what new element or isotope ? "
I thought it was copper-61 since it goes through beta decay as indicated by the proton but supposedly it is not... please help