Atoms and Atomic Structure
Radioactive Decay

What happens during radioactive decay?

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03/13/2017

Radioactive decay is the process where the nucleus of an atom changes into another type of nucleus and produces a particle at the same time.

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02/18/2017

One isotope converts into another isotope. In the process, it will typically emit an alpha particle, or a beta particle (electron or positron), or energy in the form of gamma radiation.