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. A nucleus that spontaneously decomposes is said to be _____.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement should be completed.

Concept Introduction:

The radioactive decay is the conversion of the unstable nuclei to the stable nuclei with some other by product like alpha, beta and gamma. The unstable nuclei is called parent nuclei which forms the daughter nuclei which is either forms by combination or by decomposition of nuclei.

When they are formed by combination known as fusion and when they are form by decomposition known as fission.

Explanation

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A nucleus that spontaneously decomposes is said to be _______.

The unstable nucleus is called parent radionuclide which forms the daughter nuclei. The formation of daughter nuclei takes place either by combination or by decomposition of nuclei...

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