Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 25 - Nuclear Chemistry - 25.1 Nuclear Radiation - 25.1 Lesson Check: 4

Answer

Alpha decay decreases the atomic number by 2. Beta decay increases the atomic number by 1. Gamma decay does not change the atomic number of a nucleus, but rather takes an atom from an excited state to a normal state

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Alpha decay decreases the atomic number by 2. Beta decay increases the atomic number by 1. Gamma decay does not change the atomic number of a nucleus, but rather takes an atom from an excited state to a normal state
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