Lesson: Nuclear Decay Processes
In this lesson, we will learn how to identify decay processes based on changes in nuclear charge and mass and the properties of emitted particles.
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Worksheet: 6 Questions • 1 Video
Which of the following decay processes increases the atomic number of an atom?
An atom with an atomic number of 93 undergoes a series of nuclear reactions, producing an atom with an atomic number of 82. Why must this process involve at least one decay?
An atom with a mass number of 228 undergoes a series of nuclear reactions, producing an atom with a mass number of 216. Can this process occur without decays, and why?