Lesson: Neutron Emission Physics
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the process of unstable atoms decaying to a lower energy state by emitting neutrons.
Beryllium-15 is an isotope of beryllium that is highly unstable. It does not occur naturally, but it can be created synthetically. Beryllium-15 decays via neutron emission. This is shown in the graph.
What isotope does beryllium-15 decay to?
Which of the following nuclear equations correctly shows beryllium-13 undergoing neutron emission?
Which of the following symbols represents a neutron?