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Types of Radioactive Decay (Grades 11-12)

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Types of Radioactive Decay

1. 
Which type of radioactive decay emits particles with the greatest mass?
  1. beta
  2. alpha
  3. gamma
  4. electrons
 
2. 
H-3 experiences which form of decay?
  1. alpha
  2. beta
  3. positron
  4. gamma
3. 
When radium-226 experiences alpha decay, the relative mass of the particle released in amu is
  1. 0.
  2. 1.
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
 
4. 
Calcium-37 tends to experience which of the following forms of radioactive decay?
  1. alpha
  2. gamma
  3. positron
  4. beta
5. 
Carbon-14 tends to experience which of the following forms of radioactive decay?
  1. beta
  2. alpha
  3. gamma
  4. positron
 
6. 
Which type of radioactive decay will only alter atomic number?
  1. alpha
  2. beta
  3. gamma
  4. (b) and (c)
7. 
Given the nuclear equation below depicting the radioactive decay of Po-210:

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

Which of the following nuclides could X represent?
  1. Tl-204
  2. Hg-206
  3. Pb-206
  4. None of the above
 
8. 
Provided the following nuclear equation that depicts the decay of potassium-38:

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

Which of the following particles could X represent?
  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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