## Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 17

#### Answer

No, hydrogen and deuterium atoms cannot emit $\alpha$ particles.

#### Work Step by Step

They have too few nucleons to come up with the two protons and two neutrons that comprise an $\alpha$ particle.

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