General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson Prentice Hal
ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 25 - Nuclear Chemistry - 25-1 Concept Assessment - Page 1115: 25-1


Radioactive decay, including $\alpha, \beta^{-}, \beta^{+}$ emissions produce a different element by changing $Z$. If $Z$ does not change, i.e. $\gamma$ rays are emitted, the element remains as it is.

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