Nuclear Mass and stabilityAg−109 Mass parabola putting the Atomic number on the x−axis and the Mass of the nuclei on the y−axis (calculated as M=Zm_p+(A−Z)m_n−B).

Elianna Lawrence 2022-07-18 Answered
Nuclear Mass and stability. plotting the A g 109 Mass parabola putting the Atomic number on the x axis and the Mass of the nuclei on the y axis (calculated as M = Z m p + ( A Z ) m n B).
Noticed that even if the A g 109 ( Z = 47 ) is the stable element the minimum of the parabola is on Z = 48. Is that possible?
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Osvaldo Crosby
Answered 2022-07-19 Author has 12 answers
Yes, It is possible because the Q value of the electron capture process from 48 47 is ( M initial - M final + electron mass) and not ( M initial - M final)
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