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Types of Radioactive Decay (Grades 11-12)

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Types of Radioactive Decay

1. 
Which of the following kinds of radioactive decay involves emissions with the greatest mass?
  1. beta
  2. alpha
  3. gamma
  4. electrons
 
2. 
Which of the following represents the decay mode of H-3?
  1. alpha
  2. beta
  3. positron
  4. gamma
3. 
What is the mass of the particle released by radium-226 when it undergoes alpha decay?
  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 3
  4. 4
 
4. 
Which of the following forms of radioactive decay does calcium-37 undergo?
  1. alpha
  2. gamma
  3. positron
  4. beta
5. 
Which of the following forms of radioactive decay does carbon-14 undergo?
  1. beta
  2. alpha
  3. gamma
  4. positron
 
6. 
Which of the following types of radioactive decay involves a change in atomic number, but not in mass number?
  1. alpha
  2. beta
  3. gamma
  4. (b) and (c)
7. 
Based on the nuclear equation shown below:

[math]{::}_84^210Po rarr X + {::}_2^4He[/math]

Which of the following is represented by X?
  1. Tl-204
  2. Hg-206
  3. Pb-206
  4. None of the above
 
8. 
Based on the nuclear equation shown below:

[math]{::}_19^38K rarr X + {::}_18^38Ar[/math]

What is the identity of X?
  1. alpha
  2. beta
  3. positron
  4. gamma
9. 
Complete the following equation for the radioactive decay of N-16:

[math]{::}_7^16N rarr ?[/math]



 
10. 
Complete the following nuclear equation for the radioactive decay of K-37:

[math]{::}_19^37K rarr ?[/math]



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