A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 one year ago
Which of the following statements is true about beta particles?
Question 11 options:
When a radioactive atom emits a beta particle, the overall mass number stays the same.
The penetrating power of a beta particle is less than that of an alpha particle.
A beta particle is symbolized by the Greek letter γ.
A beta particle is the same as a helium nucleus.
When a radioactive atom emits a beta particle, the original atom's atomic number decreases by two.
anonymous
 one year ago
Which of the following statements is true about beta particles? Question 11 options: When a radioactive atom emits a beta particle, the overall mass number stays the same. The penetrating power of a beta particle is less than that of an alpha particle. A beta particle is symbolized by the Greek letter γ. A beta particle is the same as a helium nucleus. When a radioactive atom emits a beta particle, the original atom's atomic number decreases by two.

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@jim_thompson5910 @dan815

hartnn
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1beta particle is an electron, (not helium nucleus) it will increase atomic number by 1 represented by \(\beta \)

hartnn
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1penetration power of beta particle is more than alpha mass number does not get affected by beta emision

hartnn
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the overall mass number stays same! so it is A :)
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.