Ionising radiation

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1. From shortest to longest, order the length ionising radiation forms can travel

  • Alpha,Beta,Gamma
  • Gamma, Alpha,Beta
  • Alpha,Gamma,Beta
  • Gamma, Beta, Alpha
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2. What's an ion?

  • what I use to get the creases out my shirt
  • An atom that has been exposed to radiation
  • An atom that has an electrical charge as it as lost/gained electrons
  • A metal

3. A beta particle-

  • has no charge
  • can be stopped with a piece of paper
  • is an electron
  • is positively charged

4. an atom that emits beta particles-

  • still has other electrons around the nucleus
  • loses all its other electrons
  • also emits alpha particles
  • is destroyed

5. which of these are the most penetrating?

  • Gamma ray
  • none
  • Alpha particles
  • beta particles


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