# Problem: Behavior of alpha (alpha), beta (eta), and gamma (gamma) rays in an electric field.Why are β eta rays deflected to a greater extent than ⍺ rays?a. They are lighterb. They are more highly charged

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Negatively charged β rays bend toward the positively charged plate

Positively charged ⍺ rays bend toward the negatively charged plate

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Behavior of alpha (), beta (), and gamma () rays in an electric field.

Why are β rays deflected to a greater extent than ⍺ rays?

a. They are lighter

b. They are more highly charged