In gamma ray emission from a nucleus

 

  • Option 1)

    only the proton number changes

  • Option 2)

    both the neutron number and the proton number change

  • Option 3)

    there is no change in the proton number and the neutron number

  • Option 4)

    only the neutron number changes

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

γ decay -

\gamma ray emitted when nucleus undergoes radio active decay left it in excited state 

- wherein

After emission of \alpha ,\beta  particle the product nucleus formed in excited state

 

 

\gamma -rays  emission takes place due to deexcitation of the nucleus. Therefore during \gamma -rays emission, there is no change in the proton and neutron number.

Correct option is 3.


Option 1)

only the proton number changes

This is an incorrect option.

Option 2)

both the neutron number and the proton number change

This is an incorrect option.

Option 3)

there is no change in the proton number and the neutron number

This is the correct option.

Option 4)

only the neutron number changes

This is an incorrect option.

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