In this worksheet, we will practice how to solve nuclear equations involving beta decay.
The nuclear equation shows how argon decays to potassium via beta decay. What is the value of in the equation?
Calcium-40 is created through the beta decay of potassium, as shown in the nuclear equation What are the values of and in the equation?
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When an atomic nucleus emits a beta particle, how much does the atomic number of the remaining nucleus change by?
What is the relative charge of a beta particle?
When an atomic nucleus emits a beta particle, how much does the mass number of the remaining nucleus change by?
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?