What is alpha radiation? What is the symbol for an alpha

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

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What is alpha radiation? What is the symbol for an alpha particle?

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Alpha radiation  occurs when an atom undergoes radioactive decay, giving off a particle called alpha particle consisting of two protons and two neutrons. When an atom emits alpha particle, transforming the atom into another atom which have an atomic number 2 less and atomic weight 4 less than it started with.

For example:   92U238→90Th234 + 42He

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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