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: 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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