Problem: Which of the following statements regarding alpha particles are true? Check all that apply.a. Alpha particles have a mass number of 4b. alpha particles have a nuclear charge of +1c. Alpha particle formation is accompanied by the conversion of a proton into a neutrond. Alpha particle formation is accompanied by the conversion of a neutron into a proton

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For alpha decay, an alpha particle (42α, atomic mass = 4, atomic number = 2) is formed as a product.


a. Alpha particles have a mass number of 4

42α, atomic mass = 4, atomic number = 2

true


b. alpha particles have a nuclear charge of +1

positive charge = +2

false


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Which of the following statements regarding alpha particles are true? Check all that apply.

a. Alpha particles have a mass number of 4

b. alpha particles have a nuclear charge of +1

c. Alpha particle formation is accompanied by the conversion of a proton into a neutron

d. Alpha particle formation is accompanied by the conversion of a neutron into a proton

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