How can I write the electron capture equation?

1 Answer
May 17, 2018

Well, in general, an electron from the core is absorbed into the nucleus... it thus combines with a proton to form a neutron and emit an X-ray photon.

#""_(1)^(1) p + ""_(-1)^(0) e -> ""_(0)^(1) n + ""_(0)^(0) X#

CHALLENGE: What is the reverse of electron capture? Hint: the electron is a beta minus particle.