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What is a beta particle?



A. A fully charged particle with two protons and two neutrons.
B. A particle that is broken into four slices and they recombine after photosyntisis.
C. A fast moving electron that is given off from the nucleus during radioactive decay.
D. The amount of particles total in an atom.

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T. ADAMS

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T. ADAMS
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Answered on Sep 18, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, A fast-moving electron that is given off from the nucleus during radioactive decay. These particles are also known as beta radiation or beta rays. Though this definition mentions electrons, a beta particle can also be a positron.

These particles have been around for a while, for they were discovered in the 1890s by scientist Ernest Rutherford. There are two types of beta decays that can makeup the beta particle. If it is an electron, the beta decay will be known as a beta minus. If it is a positron, the beta decay will be known as a beta plus.

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hotdatxreme

Hotdatxreme

Answered on Sep 11, 2017

A fast moving electron that is given off from the nucleus during radioactive decay.
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