Physical Science Vocabulary Quiz

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Physical Science Vocabulary Quiz - Quiz

Nuclear Decay vocabulary words

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A kind of particle made of two protons and two neutrons?

    • A.


    • B.


    • C.


    Correct Answer
    B. Beta
  • 2. 

    What is the process of changing one element to another through nuclear decay?

  • 3. 

    A particle that is emitted from a decaying atomic nucleus is a _______ particle.

    Correct Answer
    A particle that is emitted from a decaying atomic nucleus is a beta particle. Beta particles are high-energy electrons or positrons that are released during beta decay, a type of radioactive decay. In this process, a neutron in the nucleus is converted into a proton, and a high-energy electron (beta minus particle) or positron (beta plus particle) is emitted. These particles can travel at high speeds and have the ability to penetrate matter to varying degrees, depending on their energy.

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  • 4. 

    Ganma rays are __________ waves with the highest frequencies and the shortest wavelenghts in the electromagnetic spectrum.

    Correct Answer
    Gamma rays are a form of electromagnetic waves that have the highest frequencies and shortest wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum. Electromagnetic waves include various types of waves such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays. Gamma rays are the most energetic and have the highest frequency and shortest wavelength among all these waves. They are produced by nuclear reactions and radioactive decay, and are commonly used in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

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  • 5. 

    What is the amount of time it takes for half the nucei in a sample of the isotope to decay called?

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