Well I've just started on kinetics and there are a few things I am absolutely confused about!
- First of all, is a neutron actually made up of a proton and electron? If yes, then how is this possible?
- In K-electron capture where the electron of the K-Shell is captured by the nucleus, doesn't the species become positively charged or ionized as it is losing an electron?
- When metastable technetium disintegrates into normal technetium and a gamma particle, what is the change brought about? Isn't the technetium on both sides of the equation basically the same?