Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 6

Answer

The alpha particle is very stable.

Work Step by Step

An alpha particle has less energy, with the 4 nucleons bound together, than when it is split into 2 protons and 2 neutrons.
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