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what is alpha decay? Alpha decay is a radioactive process in which the two neutrons and two protons are ejected from the nucleus of a radioactive atom
An alpha particle has two _________ and two _______ two protons and two neutrons
why does a nucleus undergo nuclear decay? Nuclei are likely to decay if they are unstable
Halving too few neutrons makes a nucleus likely to undergo _______ beta plus decay
The rate of decay at any one point is proportional to _______ the number of undecayed nuclei present at that point in time
Electric charge is carried by ______ radiation decay alpha and beta
An alpha particle is ________ a helium atom with two electrons removed

what is alpha decay?

An alpha particle has two _________ and two _______

why does a nucleus undergo nuclear decay?

Halving too few neutrons makes a nucleus likely to undergo _______

The rate of decay at any one point is proportional to _______

Electric charge is carried by ______ radiation decay

An alpha particle is ________

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