Radioactive Decay

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Radioactive Decay Quizzes & Trivia

Isotopes and radioactive decay


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An isotope has the same number of _________, but different numbers of _____________.
    • A. 

      Electrons, protons

    • B. 

      Protons, electrons

    • C. 

      Protons, neutrons

    • D. 

      Neutrons, protons

  • 2. 
    This is the amount of time it takes for half of a radioactive material to decay.
  • 3. 
    What is emitted during beta decay?
    • A. 

      An electron from the electron cloud

    • B. 

      Two protons and two neutrons from the nucleus

    • C. 

      An electron from the nucleus

    • D. 

      Two protons and two neutrons from the electron cloud

  • 4. 
    What is emitted during alpha decay?
    • A. 

      An electron from the electron cloud

    • B. 

      Two protons and two neutrons from the nucleus

    • C. 

      An electron from the nucleus

    • D. 

      Two protons and two neutrons from the electron cloud

  • 5. 
    What is all matter made up of?
    • A. 

      Dust

    • B. 

      Sun rays

    • C. 

      Atoms

    • D. 

      Metal

  • 6. 
    In beta decay a ________ splits to make a ________ and a _________ which is emitted from the nucleus.
    • A. 

      Proton, neutron, electron

    • B. 

      Electron, proton, neutron

    • C. 

      Neutron, proton, electron

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      400g

    • B. 

      300g

    • C. 

      200g

    • D. 

      100g

    • E. 

      0g