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Radioactive Decay

Radioactive isotopes breakdown into different elements. There are three primary ways this occurs.

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Radiation and Radioactive Decay

This video explains why radiation occurs and describes the major types of radiation. It also shows how alpha, beta, and gamma radiation affect the nucleus of a radioactive atom. Nuclear equations are also discussed.

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