3. The table below is a summary of the different modes of nuclear decay. Fill in the changes in atomic number (Z), number of neutrons (N), and mass number (A) in each case. Use “+” sign for increase, “–“ sign for decrease, and “0” for no change. Provide the symbol for each elementary particle involved in the decay process.Decay ModeParticle SymbolChange in: Change in:Change in:  ZNAAlpha Decay    Beta Decay    Positron Decay    Electron Capture

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3. The table below is a summary of the different modes of nuclear decay. Fill in the changes in atomic number (Z), number of neutrons (N), and mass number (A) in each case. Use “+” sign for increase, “–“ sign for decrease, and “0” for no change. Provide the symbol for each elementary particle involved in the decay process.

Decay Mode Particle Symbol Change in:  Change in: Change in:
    Z N A
Alpha Decay        
Beta Decay        
Positron Decay        
Electron Capture        
         

 

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