Thread: Atom to have no electrons? View Single Post
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 Quote by chem_tr ZapperZ, I am doubtful about this. When you write the alpha particle, $^{4}_{2}He$, you'll see that two electrons are present as this compound is neutral and monoatomic. You'd be correct if this compound were a 2+ ion. Or is there something I don't know?
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/phys...aParticle.html

I'm also a certified Radiological Worker 1(OSHA category here in the US) since I work in a radiation controlled area. All the radiation safety training standards have defined "alpha radiation" as the doubly-ionized He.

Zz.