what is radioactive disintegration?

Asked by shekhar14351 | 30th Jan, 2010, 12:28: PM

Expert Answer:

A radioactive nucleus or element emits an alpha or a beta particle and gets converted into a new nucleus or element.

The process of destruction of the original nucleus during the formation of new nucleus due to radioactivity is called Radioactive decay or disintegration.

When a α - particle is emitted by a nucleus, the mass of the nucleus decreased by 4 units and the charge by 2 units.

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Answered by  | 30th Jan, 2010, 04:30: PM

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