Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 25 - Nuclear Chemistry - 25.1 Nuclear Radiation - 25.1 Lesson Check - Page 879: 1


By emitting radiation

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An unstable nucleus will release energy by emitting the radiation as it goes through the process of radioactive decay. This is possible because the emission of radiation changes the atomic number or atomic mass, so that the unstable atom can become a stable isotope of a different element.
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