# Choose the BEST answer to the following. When an element ejects an alpha particle, the atomic number of the resulting element (a) reduces by 2. (b) reduces by 4. (c) increases by 2. (d) increases by 4.

Question

Choose the BEST answer to the following.

When an element ejects an alpha particle, the atomic number of the resulting element

(a) reduces by 2.

(b) reduces by 4.

(c) increases by 2.

(d) increases by 4.