Lesson: Beta Decay
In this lesson, we will learn how to solve nuclear equations involving beta decay.
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Worksheet: 10 Questions • 2 Videos
The graph shows an isotope of thallium undergoing beta decay. The number of protons of the isotope is shown on the -axis, and the number of neutrons of the isotope is shown on the -axis.
What isotope of thallium does the graph show?
What isotope does the thallium become?
|Number of Protons||81||82||83||84||85||86||87|
Bismuth can undergo beta decay. Which of the elements listed in the table does a bismuth nucleus become when it undergoes beta decay?
Which of the following statements correctly describes the process of beta decay?