When an atom decays by internal conversion, the energy of the nucleus decreases and an electron is emitted. Which of the following statements is true?
A nucleus decays by emitting a positron and a second particle.
What is the second particle?
Which quantized property needs the emission of the second particle in order to be conserved?
An atom of nickel-59 decays by electron capture.
Which particle is emitted during this decay?
What is the change in the atomic number of the atom during this decay?
Which isotope is produced by this decay?