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Solved: How do the ionizing power and penetrating power of positrons compare to other

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 18Q

How do the ionizing power and penetrating power of positrons compare to other types of radiation?

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Answer :

Penetrating power :

Penetrating power of radiation. The penetrating power of alpha rays, beta rays, and gamma rays varies greatly.

 Alpha particles can be blocked by a few pieces of paper.’

 Beta particles pass through paper but are stopped by aluminum foil.

 Penetrating power:

Stronger than alpha, weaker than gamma.

Ionizing power of positron:

Ionising radiation (ionizing radiation) is radiation that carries enough energy to free electrons from atoms or molecules, thereby ionizing them. Ionizing radiation is made up of energetic subatomic particles, ions or atoms moving at high speeds (usually greater than 1% of the speed of light), and electromagnetic waves on the high-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Ionizing power of positron:

Weaker than alpha and stronger than gamma

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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