Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 9 - Electrons in Atoms and the Periodic Table - Exercises - Questions: 8

Answer

These two rays are both forms of ionizing radiation. When they hit an atom, they have enough energy to cause the atom to become ionized.

Work Step by Step

This has a negative effect on human health. Prolonged exposure to the sun, for example, causes burns on the skin and raises future cancer risk.
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