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In this lesson, we will learn how to solve nuclear equations involving beta decay.

Q1:

The nuclear equation shows how carbon decays to nitrogen via beta decay. What is the value of π in the equation?

Q2:

The nuclear equation shows how argon decays to potassium via beta decay. What is the value of π in the equation?

Q3:

Calcium-40 is created through the beta decay of potassium, as shown in the nuclear equation What are the values of π and π in the equation?

Q4:

When an atomic nucleus emits a beta particle, how much does the atomic number of the remaining nucleus change by?

Q5:

What is the relative charge of a beta particle?

Q6:

When an atomic nucleus emits a beta particle, how much does the mass number of the remaining nucleus change by?

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