Radioactive Decay

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Radioactive Decay is a random process

-The nuclei of unstable isotopes break down at random
-Each nucleus just decays quite spontaneously in its own good time, it's completely unaffected by physical conditions (e.g. temperature or any sort of chemical bonding)
-When the nucleus does decay it spits out one or more of the three types of radiation: alpha, beta and gamma
-In the process the nucleus often changes into a new element 

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