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Radioactive Decay

Radioactive isotopes of elements have unstable arrangement of neutrons and protons in their nuclei. To become more stable, they emit alpha or beta particles. But this changes the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus resulting in the formation … Continue reading

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Nuclear Radiation

Discovery: Henry Becquerel discovered radioactivity accidentally in 1896.   Nuclear radiation: Some elements contain atoms with unstable nuclei. With time, the unstable nucleus disintegrates. While doing so, it shoots out a tiny particle and sometimes wave energy as well. Since … Continue reading

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