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Textbook Problem

What is the source of the energy emitted in radioactive decay? Identify an earlier conservation law, and describe how it was modi?ed to take such processes into account.

To determine

The source of the energy emitted in radioactive decay and explain its modified form.

Explanation

Introduction:

The decay pf radioactive elements will lead to the release of energy particles.

Radioactive decay always take place in an atom due to the un-stability of its nucleus. The un-stability only occurs when the ratio of the neutrons to the protons is greater than one or, np>1 .

Thus, the total energy that comes from the decay of radioactive elements is due to the release of energy particles and the accompanied energy they release with them.

Radioactive elements are always emitting α,βandγ-rays and energy that comes from its unstable nucleus

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