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What happens during radioactive decay?


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Answered 2017-03-13 07:05:03

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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Answered 2017-02-18 01:52:56

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.

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Answered 2020-08-05 01:19:18

An unstable nucleus loses particles until it becomes stable

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