Problem: Alpha decay produces a new nucleus whose _____ than those respectively of the original nucleus.a. mass number is 1 moreb. mass number is 1 lessc. atomic number is 2 less and mass number is 4 lessd. atomic number is 1 moree. atomic number is 2 less

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Recall that in a nuclear reaction, the number of protons and neutrons is affected and the identity of the element changes


The different types of radioactive decay are:

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Alpha decay produces a new nucleus whose _____ than those respectively of the original nucleus.

a. mass number is 1 more

b. mass number is 1 less

c. atomic number is 2 less and mass number is 4 less

d. atomic number is 1 more

e. atomic number is 2 less

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