Nuclear Equations

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Alpha on an electric field repels away from the...
positive plate, bbut it's momentum is not as big as ß
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Beta particles on the electric field are travelling...
faster, so the more momentum they have, the harder to change the trajectoory
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Gamma is...
unaffected by magnetic and electric fields as it has no charge
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When an atom emits an alpha particle, it looses...
two protons and two neutrons from it's nucleus
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The atomic mass will decrease by...
4 and the atomic number by 2
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You find the element for the equation by looking at the...
atomic mass
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A neutron in the nucleus splits into a...
proton and electron
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The proton remains but...
the electron is ejected
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When atoms emit gamma rays, there is no change in...
the number of protons or neutrons
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They are usually accompanied by...
alpha or beta
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Often when an atom will decay, changing the element, it will...
decay again and again, changing the element each time
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This causes a...
chain of decays.
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faster, so the more momentum they have, the harder to change the trajectoory

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Beta particles on the electric field are travelling...

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unaffected by magnetic and electric fields as it has no charge

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two protons and two neutrons from it's nucleus

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4 and the atomic number by 2

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