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anonymous

  • one year ago

Beta particle emission occurs when the ratio of neutrons to protons in the nucleus is __________. too low to be stable too high to be stable exactly even and thus unstable not exactly balanced

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  1. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    http://www.muldoonshealthphysicspage.com/beta_particle_radiation.htm

  2. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Assuming they mean beta (-) decay, what do you think with the info at that link?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    too low to be stable?

  4. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    An excess of neutrons in an atom's nucleus will make it unstable, and a neutron is converted into a proton to change this ratio. During this process, a ß particle is released, and it has the same mass and charge as an electron.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So the third one?

  6. JoannaBlackwelder
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    No, when there are an excess of neutrons, that makes the neutron to proton ratio high.

  7. anonymous
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    Too high to be stable?

  8. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Right

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