Problem: An atom that undergoes radioactive decay and has a large nucleus most likely contains a high neutron-proton ratio. a low neutron-proton ratio. more protons than electrons. more electrons than protons.

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We are asked which of the phrases best match the statement about radioactive decay. 

Isotopes that are unstable, meaning they have an imbalance of neutrons and protons are radioactive. 

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An atom that undergoes radioactive decay and has a large nucleus most likely contains a high neutron-proton ratio. a low neutron-proton ratio. more protons than electrons. more electrons than protons.

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