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One way that elements decay is by alpha-emission. That means that the nucleus of the atom spews out alpha particles. An alpha particle is made of two protons and two neutrons, like a helium nucleus. Of course, once an alpha particle is emitted, the number of protons in the nucleus decreases, and the element changes with the number of protons.

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