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State two similarities and two dissimilarities between the -rays and X-rays.

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
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Similarities :

(i)  Both the -rays and X-rays are the electromagnetic waves.

(ii) Both the -rays and X-rays travel with the speed 3 x 108 ms-1 in air (or vaccum).

Dissimilarities :

(i)  The wavelength of -rays is shorter than that of X-rays.  The wavelength of -rays is 10-3A, while that of X-rays is 1 A.

(ii)  -rays are more penetrating than X-rays.

Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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