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Published: 16/07/2018
KS4 | Physics
6 pages

Alpha and beta decay equation practice

Suitable for GCSE Physics students who will all benefit from the considerable number and variety of examples of real alpha and beta decay equations.

The worksheet assumes that a reasonable introduction to alpha and beta particles has already been undertaken. It was created for use with AQA GCSE Physics but is general in its structure so can be used for other specifications.

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Alpha decay

When a radioactive nucleus emits an alpha particle, the decaying nucleus obviously becomes lighter as it loses four particles: two protons and two neutrons.


See other resources: Radioactivity

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Helen Rayner
Helen Rayner
Just what I needed thank you!
Posted on 6th December 2018

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