Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types


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What charge does a particle from a beta minus decay have?

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1. How many protons and neutrons does an alpha particle have?

2. Which of the following is the correct symbol for the particle emitted in positron emission?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet quickly gauge your knowledge of radioactive decay and characteristics it possesses. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know terms like alpha particles and half-life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to test yourself on:

  • Beta minus decay
  • Alpha particles
  • Symbol for a particle emitted in a positron emission
  • Half life of a radioactive substance

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding beta minus decay
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about radioactive decay and characteristics it possesses
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as alpha particle

Additional Learning

To learn more about radioactive decay, review the corresponding lesson titled Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Define radioactive decay
  • Differentiate between a parent nucleus and a daughter nucleus
  • Understand how half-life is calculated
  • Identify the different types of radioactive decay