Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationHSC Science Class 12th

# Give the symbolic representation of alpha decay, beta decay and gamma emission. - Physics

Short Note

Give the symbolic representation of alpha decay, beta decay and gamma emission.

#### Solution

1. Alpha decay:
The alpha decay process symbolically in the following way
$\ce{^A_Z X -> ^{A-4}_{Z-2}Y + ^4_2He}$
2. Beta decay:
β decay is represented by $\ce{^A_Z X -> ^{A}_{Z-1}Y + e^+ +\text{v}}$
3. Gamma decay:
The gamma decay is given by $\ce{^A_ZX∗ -> ^A_ZX + gamma (γ) rays}$
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#### APPEARS IN

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 12th Physics Volume 1 and 2 Answers Guide
Chapter 9 Atomic and Nuclear physics
Evaluation | Q II. 21. | Page 191
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