Problem: 1. An element of atomic number 88 decays radioactively to anelement of atomic number 82.Which of the following emissions achieve this result?one alpha particle and one beta particlethree alpha particlesone alpha particlesix beta particles2. An element of atomic number 82 and massnumber 214 decays radioactively to an element of atomic number 82and mass number 210.Which of the following emissionsachieve this result?four beta particlestwo beta particles and one alpha particletwo alpha particlesone alpha particle

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An alpha particle will take away 2 protons.

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1. An element of atomic number 88 decays radioactively to anelement of atomic number 82.

Which of the following emissions achieve this result?

  1. one alpha particle and one beta particle
  2. three alpha particles
  3. one alpha particle
  4. six beta particles

2. An element of atomic number 82 and massnumber 214 decays radioactively to an element of atomic number 82and mass number 210.


Which of the following emissionsachieve this result?

  1. four beta particles
  2. two beta particles and one alpha particle
  3. two alpha particles
  4. one alpha particle

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