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In a physics question, I encountered a beta minus decay reaction. If I were to calculate the mass defect, should the mass of the electron be included in the mass of the products?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, it should. $\endgroup$ – Thomas Fritsch May 16 at 17:12
  • $\begingroup$ Yes............. $\endgroup$ – ggcg May 16 at 17:30
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much! $\endgroup$ – tom.ithinking May 16 at 18:16

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